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Record Editorial: Don't let fishing become the sport that got away

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Fishing isn't as popular as it used to be, especially among young people, and that's bad news for tourism in Becker County.

It's not just the dismal showing for fishing opener weekend -- that was expected, with the ice barely off the lakes.

It's more troubling than that, because it appears to be part of a long-term trend across the nation.

In 1996, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated the national angler population at 35.2 million.

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