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Anglers brave cold temps, colder wind chills Saturday

Byrl Johnson of Cannon Falls brings his northern up to the weigh station Saturday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

The weather was cold but the fishing was hot Saturday afternoon on Fish Hook Lake.

Parades of anglers brought up their northerns, rock bass and perch to be weighed at the 15th annual Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest.

Tayden George of Park Rapids was one such angler. A veteran fisherman at the tender age of 10, he made continuous trips to the weigh station from his fishing hole.

Hundreds turned out for the annual event even though temperatures in Park Rapids were in the single digits with below zero wind chills.

Read more about the tourney in Wednesday's Enterprise and about who won the $110,000 in prizes.

Sarah Smith

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

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