From The Daily Journal in Fergus Falls, Minnesota (May 16, 2007):
Fishing in Iraq: National Guard Troops Enjoy Opener Half a World Away
By Tom Hintgen
Many Minnesota National Guard members from this area serving in Iraq have good memories of the spring fishing opener. Among them are Zach Eifert of Fergus Falls and Doug Aas of Pelican Rapids.
Just for fun, some Guardsmen in Iraq held a simultaneous fishing opener coinciding with the Minnesota Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 12, at Camp Adder, Iraq.
“We hope your fishing was better than ours,” Public Affairs and photographer Capt. Mark Lappegaard joked. “There’s no fishing limit here in Iraq and our only rule is no explosives.”