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Day on the lake for soldiers 4-24-10
80 soldiers from Fort Drum were treated to a day on the lakefront at Oneida Shores in Brewerton Saturday .
This is the second year members of the New York State Bass Chapter Federation took soldiers out on boats for a fishing trip.
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Volunteers take Fort Drum soldiers fishing on Oneida Lake (video)
Until Saturday, Cpl. Thomas Lindskog had never been in a boat. And after his first fishing experience, he can boast catching — and releasing — a sheepshead, four smallmouth bass and two pickerel.
Lindskog, 22, who is originally from around the Mojave Desert in California, recently was transferred to Fort Drum from South Korea. He was with a group of 78 Fort Drum soldiers who netted some fun at Oneida Lake Shores County Park.
The outing, like any operation, began with a briefing on the rules, mainly reminders about New York state laws regarding fishing seasons and wearing life vests. Organizers raffled two Dobyn fishing rods with U.S. Reels, each valued at $400.
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