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Marlin Hanson of Olivia pulled this 37-inch northern pike from the waters of Grindstone Lake near Sandstone. He owns property on the lake and enjoys fishing its deep, clear waters in pursuit of an elusive 40-inch pike. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Fishing's tug has made Olivia angler a lifelong keeper

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OLIVIA -- Maybe his tendency to put big fish back into the water can be tracked back to the time he upset his dad.

Marlin Hanson of Olivia remembers that he was very young, and that his father was very particular about anchoring the boat in exactly the right spot.


His dad barked the command to drop anchor.

Marlin did so, but had neglected to tie it to the boat.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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