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Bruce Gilbertson retired as fisheries supervisor for the Spicer office of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He's served as supervisor in Spicer for the last 16 years of a 36-year career in fisheries. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Hook was set long ago


SPICER -- As certain as a fish taking the bait, Bruce Gilbertson was destined to make fisheries management his career.

He basically grew up in a fishing boat. His grandfather was a commercial fisherman on Lake Superior. His father was an avid fisherman, and brought his sons along to fish the lakes and streams near their home in Duluth. Bruce was the son who was always tipping over rocks and logs to study the life underneath.

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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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