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A Fish a Day: One Man’s Quest to Get Kids Fishing

Keith Miller set a simple, yet challenging goal for himself a year ago: catch a fish every single day for the entire year. He did it to raise money to help the Junior Hunters and Anglers of America (and, of course, promote fishing) for kids and families. And despite having to endure sickness, drought and extreme weather, Miller achieved that goal on a foggy morning this weekend on the banks of the Brazos River in Waco.

Miller, an associate director of athletics at Baylor University, began his angling odyssey on April, 1 2011. This was the second time Miller completed such a pledge, but it wasn’t easy. He fought through strep throat, a hurt shoulder and twisted ankle, inclement weather and the rigors of a full-time job in order to succeed. And he only used artificial lures to catch the fish.

Family, friends, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and members of the Junior Hunters and Anglers of America fished and enjoyed the day alongside Miller as he sought his final fish.

“He has a passion for fishing that he wants to share with people… I know tomorrow he will go fishing,” said Heather Miller, Keith’s wife, at the event.


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