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WSU Fishing Team

The Winona State University team of Cade Laufenberg of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Wyatt Stout of Winona, Minnesota, won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Championship on Carlyle Lake Sunday with a two-day total of four bass weighing 12 pounds, 6 ounces. The victory earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.  The duo said they dragged a green-pumpkin Lethal Weapon Jig rigged with a Zoom Speed Craw and a brown and black-colored jig with a PowerBait Chigger Craw.  “Every time we found a piece of cover like a log we made 10 or 12 casts to it from different angles,” said Stout. “We milked the area for everything it was worth and caught our four stringer fish fairly quick.” The team said they followed the exact same pattern on Sunday but were unable to catch any keepers. Because only eight teams caught fish, only eight teams will advance to the College Fishing National Championship from the Central conference.

Picture courtesy of WSU

UW-L River and Sky

A unique UW-La Crosse project is providing a literary anthology for popular environmental areas in La Crosse. “Between River and Sky: A UWL Ecocritical Literary Anthology for Myrick Park, the La Crosse Marsh and Hixon Forest” is a collection of writings and art by UWL students. Poems and prose excerpts in the collection are accompanied by student art and a brief analysis linking the literature to La Crosse parks and trails. Students from Assistant Professor Kelly Sultzbach’s environmental literature course and Professor Misha Bolstad’s advance graphic design course created the collection. They worked with the La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department, Outdoor Recreation Alliance and Friends of the Marsh. The works will be highlighted during a literary hike with readings beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The hike begins at the marsh trail head in the Myrick Park parking lot.
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