GRADY CRONIN, A nine-year-old from Pennsylvania, displays the nearly 10-pound, 26-inch-long brown trout that he caught in Lake Champlain late in July thanks to the kindness of Shaw Kipp of Rack-n-Reel and Tim Little of Vermont Field Sports.
SOMEWHERE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN — When nine-year-old Grady Cronin of Perkasie, Pa., pulled his fishing line out of the waters of Lake Champlain late last month he fulfilled his own aspirations of landing a really big fish. He also fulfilled a dream of his father that had been dashed six year ago when he suffered a spinal cord injury.
To make both dreams come true, the Cronins got a lot of help from important members of the Addison County sporting community.
The Cronin family made the five-and-a-half-hour trek to Lake Dunmore late in July for a vacation. This wasn’t their first visit here; they...