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After an hour on the lake, Annika Olson, 12, of Laporte had hooked a perch and Seth Carlson, 11, of Bemidj, induced a walleye. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

A great day to go fishing

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Saturday's second annual Laporte Area Take a Kid Fishing drew 35 kids out on Garfield Lake to drop a line, 16 boats with two guides per boat lending their expertise. The numbers have doubled from last year's premier event. Each fisherkid receiving a T-shirt, hat, rod and reel, a loaded tackle box and a snack bag. Before venturing out, the kids were introduced to Aquatic Invasive Species and preventive measures to be taken.


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