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Michael Bodsberg, 14, was dubbed Mr. Bass 2008 for catching the most pounds of fish during the New Richmond Bassmasters competition. Photo by Jackie Grumish

Mr. Bass: Local teen says he has bigger fish to fry

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When you ask Michael Bodsberg, 14, whether he likes fishing, his answer is simple.

"Big time."

That passion is probably why he landed the Mr. Bass 2008 title, which he was dubbed by the Indianhead Bassers of New Richmond.


Bodsberg shrugs off his title, mostly because it was the first competition and he was setting the bar for future competitions. Although there were no records for Bodsberg to beat, his results were impressive compared to the other anglers.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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