Jun 6, 2014 at 9:26 am
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) The fourth annual Trolling for Troops event is being held this weekend near Camp Ripley in central Minnesota.
Staff Sergeant Tim Krouth says it pairs up teams of anglers made up of a disabled American veteran, a recently deployed veteran and a pro angler.
The teams will spend the weekend fishing on Lake MIlle Lacs and the Mississippi River.
Krouth says one of the main things soldiers miss when their deployed is obviously their family, but they also miss being in the outdoors in a deer stand or being on the water during the fishing opener. He says a lot of the older veterans don't fish anymore because they don't have the capability of going out on the water.
Trophies will be awarded for the biggest northern pike, walleye and bass that are caught.
Krouth says the first year of Trolling for Troops, they had about 50 participants. This year, the number is close to 200.
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