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Monday, March 2, 2020
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. You may have already seen or heard this story, but it's worth repeating. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife made a dream come true last week. Staff in the Southwest Region office received a phone call from a man who said his mother had just returned home on hospice care. Diane Sanders woke up last Monday morning with just one wish: to go fishing with her children one more time. The problem is that her health was so pour that there was no way to get her to a nearby fishing hole. So, the Department of Fish and Wildlife brought the fish to her! With a handful of trout from the Vancouver Hatchery, WDFW employees Stacy Kelsey and Matt Gardner filled a trough with water, provided four fishing poles, tackle and a fishing vest for Diane to wear. The 71-year old and her family fished right off the deck and caught four of the 11 trout provided and baked them up and ate them with asparagus that night. She said it was the best day ever, behind the birth of her children. Her son said it created memories forever. Until next time, Good Fishing!