About 1,200 kids took part in the 21st annual Paul Bunyan Perch Derby Sunday on Lake Bemidji. Submitted Photo
Perch Derby exceeds expectations
About 1,200 kids took part in the Paul Bunyan Perch Derby Sunday on Lake Bemidji, catching about 50 fish and, hopefully, finding a love of the outdoors.
"We need to ... show them the value of the outdoors," said Bryan "Beef" Sathre, local fishing guide and teacher in the Cass Lake-Bena school district.
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