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Veterans: Sign up for free day of Lake Superior fishing

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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A lake trout caught on a Lake Superior fishing excursion on June 21, 2021. All veterans are invited to sign up for a free fishing day on Lake Superior set for July 24. (John Myers / jmyers@duluthnews.com)
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The Western Lake Superior Trollers Association, a group of big lake fishing enthusiasts, is hosting its annual Vets on The Lake event July 24, at Barker’s Island Marina in Superior.

The event allows any U.S. military veteran to spend a day fishing, with a cookout back on land in the afternoon. Vets must pre-register to reserve a spot and show up at 6:30 a.m. Boats are scheduled to leave the dock by 7 a.m.

Space is limited. To reserve a spot, Wisconsin veterans can call the Douglas County Veterans Service Office at 715-395-1466. Minnesota veterans should call MAC-V at 218-722-8763.

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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