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Jake Eischens, 11, of Park Rapids, is a study in concentration as he removes ice from his fishing line. Jake and brother Jordan both fished. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Osage fishing derby brings out the kids

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There have been growing concerns over the years that kids would rather park themselves before a video game than fish.

Those concerns stop at Straight Lake. Dozens of youngsters of all ages, sizes and snowsuit colors dipped fish poles into the frozen Mill Pond section of the lake Sunday afternoon, competing for a grand prize lifetime Minnesota fishing license.


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