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Lifelong fisherman finds perfect job as a guide


September 29, 2021

Courtesy of Brock Crocker

Brock Crocker started young as an angler.

Brock Crocker started fishing when he was a toddler and, some 25 years later, he's still going at it – nearly every day.

Crocker, 29, has turned his hobby into a business, the Sweet Home-based Crocker's Fishing Guide Service, which operates pretty much year-round on local waters.

"The last couple of years have been, basically, full-time," he said last week from the Oregon Coast, where he was guiding fall salmon-fishing trips. "Now it's just been getting my name out a little more. Things have been going pretty great for me this year."

Crocker grew up in Sweet Home, "in a fishing family"...

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