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Fishing's fair, but angler catches limit of ticks

A picnicker at Manito Park plucked this tick off her body on April 14, 2012. (Courtesy photo)
A picnicker at Manito Park plucked this tick off her body on April 14, 2012. (Courtesy photo)

FISHING — Spring-like conditions are advancing in leaps and bounds, as indicated by the experience of a friend who went fly fishing on Crab Creek in Lincoln County twice in the past 10 days.

On the first trip he hit a hatch, caught and released quite a few fish and encountered no ticks.

Buoyed by that experience, he returned to the creek on Monday.

“I caught four fish, and plucked off 25 ticks,” he said.  “The tick season has arrived. I'll be fishing elsewhere.”




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