Anyone 'can' fish

The clinic, co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and Windom Community Education, was taught by MinnAqua summer intern Jason Baumgartner and assisted by Andrea Ruesch and Diana Olsem. The clinic taught third - through sixth - graders fish identification, rigging a spin - cast combo and safety at the water's edge. Students, like 11 - year-old Alyssa Lyons of Windom, also learned how to rig a simple reel using a pop can, fishing line, a bobber and a hook. Lyons and 14 other students also learned how to bait a hook, which she carefully did before heading to the lake.

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