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Latasha MaKarrall, of Laporte, at left, and Holly Ritter of Kabekona, look overboard to see what species of fish their leeches might attract. Just moments later Holly reeled in a small walleye across the lake. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Laporte kids fish for fun, walleyes, on Lake Garfield

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On a perfect summer Saturday, sunnies, sunburns and smiles filled Lake Garfield.

Laporte's first ever "Take a Kid Fishing" outing coincided with a state promotion of the same name.


Fifteen young anglers, both boys and girls decked out in lime green T-shirts, went out in boats accompanied by guides that did their best to find the hot spots on the lake.

Some succeeded better than others.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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