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Trolling for the Troops scheduled Friday

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 9:24am

Trolling for the Troops scheduled Friday

The second annual Trolling for the Troops is scheduled Friday and will involve 36 professional fisherman and guides who will partner with a recently deployed soldier and a disabled veteran for a fishing experience on either the Mississippi River or Lake Mille Lacs.

Trolling for the Troops is an event designed for disabled veterans and recently deployed soldiers to fish with some of the best anglers and fishing guides in the Midwest including the FLW Fishing Tour, Upper-Mississippi River Smallies Club, and Linder Media Network.

Veterans and recently deployed soldiers applied for the event through the VA hospital in St. Cloud and the American Legion Organization of Minnesota. More than 100 applicants applied with 72 chosen through a random drawing process.

Soldiers and veterans will receive the experience of fishing with professionals that utilize the most up-to-date fishing equipment, boats and tactics used in professional fishing tournaments.

Supporters of the event include the American Legion, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.