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Jack Lemmon, fishing buddy

On the big screen, Lemmon was always good company. The same was true whenever he was in the back of a fishing boat.

Updated: March 6, 2002, 12:08 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's
Backroads with Ron & Raven

One of my fishing companions — and perhaps the most famous — took his final cast last year. When Jack Lemmon died at age 76, the actor was remembered for his many talents and memorable movies.

And rightly so. On the big screen, Lemmon was always good company. But the same was always true of Lemmon in the back of a fishing boat. He was an avid angler who enjoyed any chance to wet a line.

It wasn't a big fish, but, Jack and his son became so ...

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