'Michigan Outdoors,' 'Practical Sportsman' host dies at 61

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Fred Trost, longtime host of the popular hunting and fishing show, “Michigan Outdoors,” died Wednesday. Trost, 61, of Lansing, died of a rare lung condition after spending several weeks in Sparrow Hospital and the University of Michigan Medical Center, said his son, Zachary Trost of East Lansing. “I’ve had people come up to me over the past few weeks and say, ‘I learned fishing from your father,’ ‘I learned how to skin a fish from your father,’ ‘Your father made me passionate about the outdoors,’” Zachary Trost said. He said his dad could be controversial at times. “He always said what was on his mind and he didn’t care who he upset if he was passionate about something,” he said. Fred Trost was the longtime host and producer of “Michigan Outdoors,” a show focused on hunting and fishing and broadcast on public television across the state, until legal troubles led to his departure from the program in 1992... Read entire article, (Lansing State Journal)

 

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SAD DAY ,GREW UP WATCHING FRED,ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO THURSDAY NIGHTS. GOT TO MEET FRED LAST YEAR AT WOODS AND WATER. I WILL BE THINKING OF HIM THIS FALL IN MY TREE STAND! FRED TROST FOREVER

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