Wally Kidd presents “Walloon Lake” From the February 1952 edition of The Fisherman.Posted by Walter J. Kidd on
Before Twitter and Instagram, fishing was a popular pastime on Walloon lake. You could almost say that modern-day Walloon is what it is because of fishing. The fact is, that in the late 1800’s the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad was looking for a way to remain profitable. To do this they had to transition from hauling lumber to the south to bringing tourists to the North. The railroad touted the clear waters and exceptional fishing on our beautiful lake and in turn, the railroad branded itself as “The Fishing Line.” The generations before us were all too familiar with our exceptional fishing.
In this issue, you’ll see a vintage copy of The Fisherman Magazine that my father had saved. It’s a nostalgic look back at fishing and of 1950’s Walloon (the…
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