From Minnesota's WFIE.com:
A day spent fishing, the old saying goes, is a day not subtracted from a man's life.
As he snowmobiled out onto Golden Valley, Minnesota's frozen Sweeney Lake on his 101st birthday, Kermit Wick seemed determined to prove the old saying true.
"This is the greatest sport that ever was, I'll tell you," said Wick as he sat on the sled clutching an Ice fishing pole. "I was fishing since I was four years old."
"Compulsive fisherman," is the term Geri Nelson uses to describe her dad. "When we had company for Sunday dinner, we'd finish the dessert and he'd say, 'Well, I have an appointment with a crappie."
Surrounded by family and friends, Wick was determined to bring home dinner.
For most of his life, Wick lived a couple hundred feed from Sweeney Lake and spent every available hour fishing it.
Just months ago Wick pushed his walker out to the lake and pulled in a trophy bass.
"He caught a 20 inch large mouth off the dock out here, this summer," boasts his son Chuck.
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