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Big Ol' Fish - April 26Submitted: 04/26/2013
Story By Newswatch 12 Sports


- It looks like Old Man Winter is finally taking a break until next winter. Some area catch and release anglers found plenty of luck.

Randy Robinson of Harshaw had plenty of action last week on the Peshtigo River. While fishing with a friend, Randy reeled in this 30" 11 pound walleye. he was using a husky jerk bait on a Rapala. It's the biggest one he's ever caught. After the picture, the fish was released.

Minocqua's Samanatha Gillich broke out a new fishing rod and reel in grand fashion. While fishing with her boyfriend, Samantha landed this 29inch walleye. It was caught on the Fox River in DePere. She was using a joined Shad Rap. This one was also released to fight another day.


And a blast from the past, take a look at the small mouth bass caught by Rhinelander's Brandon Michie. It was caught last fall on Oneida Lake in Harshaw. He was using a jig and rubber worm. After a quick photo op, it was back to the river for this catch.


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RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander soccer team will head to England this summer to compete against teams from around the world. They're now holding fundraisers to help pay for the trip.

14 girls, coaches, and chaperones with the team Hodags vs. the World will play throughout England this August. They have to raise about $30,000 to pay for flights, hotels, and other expenses.

The team held a thrift sale this weekend at Trig's in Rhinelander to help meet their goal.

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About a half an acre was on fire with one to two foot flames. Winds were light at the time of the fire.

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WOODRUFF - The opening day of fishing season kept conservation officers busy Saturday. Workers say educating fishermen about changes to the walleye regulations was a major focus of the day.

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