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    Fishing trips of a lifetime for anglers who defend our waters

    By FishRecycler | June 14, 2012

    Anglers in the 2012 Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon presented by Berkley could win trips to amazing destinations.

    When anglers cast their lines this September in the 2012 Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon presented by Berkley, more than a Gulp! Alive minnow will be on the line. They’ll be competing for fishing trips of a lifetime for Rocky Mountain trout, North Woods muskies and deepwater lake trout on the Great Lakes.

    Anglers in the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon raise awareness for problems facing our waters, as well as money to help solve those problems. The team that raises the most money and the team that has the best fishing success earn the trips.

    This year, they’ll choose from among three jaw-dropping destinations.

    Spring Bay Muskies

    Spring Bay Resort on Lake Vermillion in Minnesota suits the angler who wants fresh air and a North Woods experience. The resort is one of North America’s premier destinations for musky hunters, but the lake also teems with walleye, pike, smallmouth bass and jumbo perch.

    FishTales Outfitting in Sheridan, Montana, specializes in floating rivers like the world-famous Madison, Big Hole, Beaverhead, Jefferson and Ruby. Fly fishing enthusiasts will know those as sacred waters in the heart of Big Sky country.

    Hudson’s On The Spot Guide Service in Bayfield, Wisconsin, brings something new to the table for 2012. For the first time, anglers will be able to select an unforgettable ice fishing experience. A snowmobile run over Lake Superior’s frozen surface to the Apostle Islands starts a day that includes dropping lines into deep water to plumb the depths for gargantuan lake trout.

    Ted Brodzinski

    “Team Bass Addicts,” made up of brothers Ted and Kevin Brodzinski and friend John Seymore won the fishing portion of the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon in 2011. They’ve just returned from Spring Bay Resort. “The resort was amazing, the area was beautiful, and the hospitality – Steve and Joe Amundsen – they were just great,” he said. “The weather did not want to cooperate but we still managed to catch nice largemouth and smallmouth bass and good pike.”

    Marty Hughes from Benkelmen, Nebraska, has fished in the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon since the beginning, and won one of the trips in 2010. “Raising awareness about our resources is a must endeavor if we are to leave our waters in great condition for our next generation,” he said. “My two boys learned a great deal from this project, and from the trip. That was a thrilling, unforgettable experience that our family will cherish forever.”

    The 2012 Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon is presented by Berkley Fishing, whose support covers the travel costs associated with the trips. Berkley’s sponsorship ensures that when people donate to 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon teams, their money goes directly into conservation and education work.

    Anglers can also win prizes for the biggest fish of different species, cleaning up trash at their body of water, and a variety of other weekly challenges leading up to the event. Some of those other prizes include fishing tackle from Berkley, Shakespeare and Stren, Flip Nets from Castalia Outdoors, and artwork from wildlife artist Curt Redden.

    The 24-Hour Fish-A-Thon is open to anglers in all 50 states and Canada. To participate, anglers must sign up at www.recycledfish.org/FishAThon before August 12, 2012. Angling teams identify the problems facing one of their local waters, learn the solutions, then fish that water for 24 hours continuously on September 7 and 8, 2012. Teams raise donations for each hour that they are fishing from family, friends and co-workers, all the while spreading the word on what’s going on with their local lake or stream. The funds are split evenly between specific on-the-ground work at the local waters and national work to advance the Stewardship Ethic.

    22 teams have already signed up and Recycled Fish hopes to achieve a team in all 50 states this year. For more information and to get involved, or to donate to a team, visit www.RecycledFish.org/FishAThon.

    About Recycled Fish:

    Recycled Fish is the non-profit organization of “anglers living a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water, because our lifestyle runs downstream.” We Are Stewards.

    Chris Cameron - Texas

    Chris Cameron | Dallas, TX

    Caleb Workman - Lincoln, NE

    Caleb Workman | Lincoln, NE

    Spring Bay Resort

    FishTales Outfitting

    Hudson's On The Spot Guide Service

    Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon presented by Berkley

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Recycled Fish Media Contact:

    Teeg Stouffer, Executive Director
    FishRecycler@RecycledFish.org
    (253) 906-0420 (cell)

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