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Every fish house tells a story


The Whitefish Invitational spearing competition on Saturday, Jan. 12, brought around 28 spear fishermen to the area to compete for bragging rights. With them came rather unique spear houses.

“This is my plasma-screen TV,” said Thayne Johnson as he watched his spearing hole. Johnson, a spear fisherman from the Twin Cities, was on Cross Lake for the invitational.

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