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Big Ol' Fish - Mar 20Submitted: 03/20/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


- Rhinelander's Tony Sattler drove 8 hours overnight to get in some serious fishing on Lake Erie. The trip was well worth it. Just an hour after getting there, Tony reeled in this beautiful walleye 31-inch walleye. It weighed nearly 12 pounds. He was using a buck shot rattler in 28' depth. This prize is getting mounted.

Bill Beyer of Mercer had an incredible opening morning of the sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago. Using an old fashion multicolored tin toy top as a decoy, Bill hauled in this HUGE 72.2 inch Sturgeon. It weighed 97.2 pounds. It's his biggest one ever. This memory will last a lifetime.


And 7-year old Tucker Leman of Lake Tomahawk (on the left) and his 10-year old brother Colton took first prize in the kids division for the Lake Tomahawk Family Jamboree. This 37 1/2 inch Northern weighed 18 pounds. Tucker says if Colton wasn't there, he would not have been able to reel in the beast. Great team-work guys.


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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.

"We are wrapping up our thrift sale," said Rhinelander Soccer Club coach Kim Frederickson. "We have been fundraising since about last August trying to get plane tickets and hostel funding for the girls to be able to go to England to play some soccer games over there."

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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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