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    The 2012 Edition of the
    Lake Superior Angler Magazine!


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    LSSA Lake Superior Angler Magazine
    PO Box 16034
    Duluth, MN 55816-0034


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    LSSA Board Member and past President, Dave Bennett passes.
    12-29-11, David J. Bennett of Burnsville, MN.  Born June 25, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to David W. and Gertrude (Patnode) Bennett.  Preceded in death by parents and daughter, Jennifer Lee.  Survived by wife, Linda; children, David, Lucas, Sarah (Mark), Cinda, and Elizabeth; grandchildren, Ruby Rose, Lauren, and Tiffany.  Mass of the Christian Burial Friday, January 6, 2012, 11 AM at the Church of the Risen Savior ~ 1501 East Cty Road 42, Burnsville, MN.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation on hour prior to mass at church.  Memorials preferred.

      Here's what the LSSA has been doing recently:

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      2012 Mentoring Project...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association along with The Hartley Nature Center held a Steelhead Mentoring Program for kids.  The class consisted of tens kids.  There were two classroom sessions, one in February and one in March, to teach kids steelheading fundamentals. There are two hands-on on-river sessions, first at the Lester River (3/24), then at the Knife River (4/7 or 4/14).  A big thanks to LSSA instructors/mentors!   Thank you also to product/gear suppliers Russ Francisco, Marine General Sports, who provided the LSSA with rods and reels at a very reasonable cost.  This has become a great program to introduce young anglers to steelhead fishing and get them started with some nice gear.

      Great Waters Fly Expo 2012...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association shared a booth with the Brule River Sportsman's Club at the GW Fly Expo in the Twin Cities March 23-25, 2012.

      Christmas Party 2011...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association held it's annual Christmas Party at Grandma's Sports Garden on December 3, 2011.  Fun was had by all who attended.  It was also a great time to reflect on the LSSA accomplishments of 2011 and to look forward to projects for 2012 including Steelhead Mentoring and stream improvement projects on the Knife River.

      Planking Party 2011...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association held it's 23rd Annual Planking Party at the mouth of the Knife River on June 25, 2011.  Big thanks to the Master Plankers, John Whaley and Paul Sandstrom and to Sue Majewski for making the baked beans and potato salad.  The weather was great as the Steelheaders enjoyed the best Lake Trout dinner of the year!

      2011 Mentoring Project...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association along with The Hartley Nature Center held a Steelhead Mentoring Program for kids.  The class consisted of tens kids.  There were two classroom sessions in March to teach kids steelheading fundamentals.  In April there were two hands-on on-river sessions, first at the Lester River, then at the Knife River.  A big thanks to LSSA instructors/mentors Craig Wilson, Gary Siverson, Gordy Davis, Kevin Bovee, Vic Stark, Stacie Whaley, Maria Manion, Scott Thorpe, Scott Fifield, Jeff Somrock.  Thank you also to product/gear suppliers Russ Francisco, Marine General Sports, who provided the LSSA with rods and reels at a very reasonable cost and to Cabelas who donated terminal tackle.

      Spring Banquet 2011...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association held it's annual Spring Banquet on April 16, 2011 at Mr. D's in Duluth.  It was a super evening.  A capacity crowd packed Mr. D's banquet facility and had a delicious meal.  The prize package was outstanding as always.  Everyone had an great time as the North Shore Steelhead run was in full swing.

      Christmas Party 2010...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association held it's annual Christmas Party at Grandma's Sports Garden on December 4, 2010.  It was a great evening with good food and conversations.

      Lake Superior Steelhead Association's Spring Banquet...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association held it's annual Spring Banquet on April 17th 2010 at Mr. D's in Duluth.  The food was tremendous, turnout was great and the prize package was quite possibly the best ever!

      Cabela's Great Outdoor Days Spring Expo...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association had a booth at the two day event at Cabela's in Rogers, MN on March 6 & 7, 2010.  LSSA member Scott Thorpe presented Steelhead 101 seminar on both days.  Thanks much to LSSA members: Scott Thorpe, Vic Stark, Scott Swanson for their efforts in the event.  Also, a big thanks to LSSA member Greg Lonke, manager of Cabela's Fly Shop for making the arrangements. 

      Christmas Party 2009...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association held it's annual Christmas Party at Grandma's Sports Garden on December 5, 2009.  It was a superb evening with great friendships renewed and excellent food. And of course, a few tall fish tales told... 

      UMD Recreational Outdoor Sports Program's Steelhead Workshop...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association  presented a Steelhead Workshop on November 9, 2009.  With many in attendance, eager student anglers learned about Shorecasting and River Fishing for Steelhead and other North Shore species.  Thanks to LSSA member Scott Kuiti for presenting the program.

      Planking Party 2009... The Lake Superior Steelhead Association's Annual Planking Party took place at the mouth of the Knife River on Saturday June 27th.  Master Planker's John Whaley and Paul Sandstrom did another wonderful job again this year cooking up some of the best Lake Trout one would ever eat.  Complemented with Famous Dave's Baked Beans & Potato Salad and many other fixings, the meal was just outstanding.  The weather cooperated greatly as everyone enjoyed conversations.  Thanks much LSSA members: John Whaley and Paul Sandstrom for their efforts!

      Great Waters Fly Expo...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association shared a booth with the Brule River Sportsman's Club at the GW Fly Expo at the Bloomington Sheraton March 6-8, 2009.  It was a great opportunity to talk everything steelheading for attendees.  Thanks much to LSSA members: Vic Stark, Dave Bennett, Stan Flower, Maria Manion, Mark Haas and Scott Thorpe for their efforts in this event!

      UMD Recreational Outdoor Sports Program's Steelhead Workshop...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association  presented a Steelhead Workshop on March 11, 2009.  With 50+ in attendance, eager anglers learned about Shorecasting, River Fishing and Fly Fishing for Steelhead and other North Shore species.  Thanks to LSSA members Craig Wilson, Scott Kuiti, Tim Carroll and Damien Wilmot for their presentations.

      LSSA / Reef Bar Steelhead Expo...The Lake Superior Steelhead Association presented a Steelhead Expo at the Reef Bar & Lounge on March 21, 2009.  New and experience steelhead anglers gathered for an afternoon of learning and story telling.  A big thanks LSSA members: Gary Siverson, Kevin Bovee, Tim Carroll, Craig Wilson, Steve Majewski, Vic Stark, Scott Kuiti & Marine General for their participation. 

       

       

      Enjoy a good time out with the Lake Superior Steelhead Association's
                 Charitable Gaming at these fine establishments:

         Mr. D's Spirit Valley Lounge          The Reef Bar & Lounge
         5622 Grand Ave. Duluth, MN         2002 London Rd. Duluth, MN

     

     

     

     

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