January 04, 2018 12:56 AM
Duluth, Minn. - First breathes, first steps, first words and first casts. All of those happened around the same time for Grant Sorensen. When he was first introduced to fishing, he was hooked.
"My Grandpa even gave me a fishing road when I was born in the hospital and so, it has been in my blood my whole life," says Sorensen.
He's almost 28 and has attracted attention from companies like Rapala and St. Croix Rods.
"There is a lot of skill involved, but it is also time. You have to put in your time. Knowing about timing, certain presentations and time of year. Being willing to travel and spend all day on the ice, sun up to sun down."
When he fishes, he's filmed.
"When you leave the camera at home, those are the days that magic is going to happen (laughs) - it is just the law and it is like leaving the net at home," says Sorensen.
Grant hosts a TV Show called 'Superior Angling.'
The show will soon begin its second season and it airs on WDIO/WIRT.
"You get to meet a lot of great people and people come up to you and recognize by the fish you catch and places that you go," says Sorensen.
Like Florida last May where he fished for saltwater groupers. In 20 feet while using winch cable as line, there was a bite. Then a battle, which went on for 30 minutes with a goliath grouper. It was reeled in and then released. Based on a length and girth calculation, the estimated weight is 646 pounds. The recognized world record is 680.
"Thinking about that, I am still sore to this day."
Success isn't about the size of a fish and how many are in the live-well. For fishing to be life, fishing has to be about love and Grant certainly loves it.
"It is about the whole adventure that is out there and spending time with family and the outdoors." says Sorensen.
Sorensen might be familiar to some area hockey fans as he played prep hockey for Duluth East.
The second season of 'Superior Angling' premieres January 14th at 5:30 p.m. on WDIO/WIRT.
For more information on 'Superior Angling Co.,' click here.
Created: January 04, 2018 12:56 AM
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