The Old Man And The River

Robert Spurlock of Duluth fishes from shore along the St. Louis River from the Spirit Lake Marina last week. The Bong Bridge is in the background. I wrote a story about Spurlock for Sunday’s News Tribune (June 1). He fishes from the same spot every morning, unless it’s rainy or too windy. He has caught nearly every kind of fish it’s possible to catch in the St. Louis River. Without use of his legs, due to nerve damage, he uses a battery-operated wheelchair to get to the river, then must use his arms to scoot out to the timbers where he sits.