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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Families come out for fishing fun on Pats Lake


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Joe Delabrue helps his son, CJ Delabrue cast a line on Saturday at Pats Lake during Family Fishing Day.

The road along Pats Lake was lined with parked vehicles on Saturday, June 24, as parents, grandparents and kids of various ages turned out for Family Fishing Day.

Staff from the U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Wrangell Cooperative Association Earth Branch (Tl'átḵ) ran lure-making stations, painting booths, a scavenger hunt and other fun activities for the young and young-at-heart.

And there was fishing.

Shirley Wimberley, the scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 40, helped organize the event when it began several years ago. These days, she volunteers to help make Family...

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