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Fishing for a cause

 

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RON MALONEY, of Iron River, Jolly Roger skipper Jim Johnson and Dennis Forslund, of Silver City, formerly of Bessemer, won Ontonagon’s Eighth Annual Lake Trout Classic, then turned the prize money over to fight childhood cancer.

ONTONAGON — Jim Johnson, captain of the Jolly Roger, and his boat crew captured first place in Ontonagon’s recent Eighth Annual Lake Trout Classic.

Johnson, who operates the Jolly Roger out of Black River Harbor, and crew members Ron Maloney, of Iron River, and Dennis Forslund, of Silver City, formerly of Bessemer, caught two lakers from Lake Superior weighing more than 16 pounds and also six-pounder.

They won $1,200 for first place and $200 for the largest trout.

They turned all of their winnings over to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association, asking that the money be designated specifically for children with cancer.

Johnson said Larry and Dianne Greig were instrumental in organizing the event eight years ago and continue to work to keep it going.

The winners also thanked Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital for its sponsorship of the contest.

—Ralph Ansami