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BLC Teams Up with Lets Go Fishing DL to Take Seniors Fishing

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (6/10/19)

Ada, MN -- This past weekend was Take A Kid Fishing Weekend, but the Benedictine Living Community will be doing just the opposite of that for a special outing tomorrow. With help from an organization called Let’s Go Fishing- Detroit Lakes, they’ll be taking a group of seniors out for a fishing trip. Cassie Visser of the Benedictine Living Community says this is a popular trip for their residents.

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In 2017, we interviewed David Hochhalter, who is one the founders of Let’s Go Fishing – Detroit Lakes.  Hochhalter says one of the great things about their organization is being able to take people out fishing who for whatever reason don’t have the ability.

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Hochhalter notes that thanks to the excellent panfish population in the Detroit Lakes area, they almost always catch fish on their trips.

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Let’s Go Fishing – Detroit Lakes was founded in 2008 and went on 10 trips that year. In 2018, they took 130 trips for seniors, veterans, youth, and physically disabled.