Fishing gear helps LSSU lab

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) – The sale of fishing gear donated by a longtime supporter of Lake Superior State University will raise money for the school’s Aquatic Research Laboratory.

Bill Gregory, a former member of the Sault Ste. Marie school’s Board of Trustees and the university foundation’s Board of Directors, has donated dozens of rods and reels, hundreds of lures and pieces of tackle, and other gear.

“The tackle was collected by Gregory through his many years of fishing the St. Marys River and the Great Lakes,” the school said in a statement.

The gear includes new and used items. It will be sold Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walker Cisler Center’s Crow’s Nest. Some items will be sold through a silent auction, while most of the gear will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gregory, who is from Sault Ste. Marie, was one of the founders of the Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club and the Aquatic Research Laboratory, working with natural resource managers to improve fisheries and wildlife habitat in the St. Marys River watershed.