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Postby Ken G » Dec Sun 24, 2017 10:36 am

I thought this would be the appropriate place to let you all know that the infamous Norm passed away yesterday.

The cancer he was battling won.

Email with him in the last few weeks showed him to be quite positive about beating the whole thing and being back on the water come spring.

I don't know any other details.

I am going to miss him.

RIP Norm.
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Postby ohoffm » Dec Sun 24, 2017 10:50 am

Ken G wrote:RIP Norm.
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Postby Rich D » Dec Sun 24, 2017 11:00 am

Sorry to hear it, Ken. Especially this time of year. Ran into him on the Kank a couple of times. He seemed like a great guy, and certainly loved the water as much as anyone, for sure.
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Re: NORM

Postby Rich D » Dec Sun 24, 2017 11:01 am

I guess the lesson in this is to do what you love, with the people you love, as often as you can.

More time on the water for me this coming year.
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Re: NORM

Postby Bassin' Ted » Dec Sun 24, 2017 11:48 am

Rich D wrote:Sorry to hear it, Ken. Especially this time of year. Ran into him on the Kank a couple of times. He seemed like a great guy, and certainly loved the water as much as anyone, for sure.


Same here. He was so helpful back when I was trying to figure out those Kank smallies. Ran into him a couple at the area 7 parking lot and he talked my ear off. It was so obvious how knowledgeable he was and how much he loved that river. RIP Norm
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Postby joetrain » Dec Sun 24, 2017 11:50 am

I didn’t know him but still sad to hear this. He certainly did know his way around a river.
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Postby Rambler » Dec Sun 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Awful news. So sorry.
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Postby jmdog2003 » Dec Sun 24, 2017 12:06 pm

Omg :( A real loss for our community. R.I.P. friend.
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Postby KankRat » Dec Sun 24, 2017 3:12 pm

Ken G wrote:I thought this would be the appropriate place to let you all know that the infamous Norm passed away yesterday.

The cancer he was battling won.

Email with him in the last few weeks showed him to be quite positive about beating the whole thing and being back on the water come spring.

I don't know any other details.

I am going to miss him.

RIP Norm.


I am shocked to hear this we chatted about hooking up with him too in spring.
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Postby catchafew » Dec Sun 24, 2017 3:58 pm

That's terrible news. R.I.P. Norm.
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Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sun 24, 2017 5:17 pm

Dam terrible.

Condolences to his close ones.

Btw Ken, thanks for passing that on.
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Postby Ken G » Dec Sun 24, 2017 8:22 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:Btw Ken, thanks for passing that on.


Thought some here might want this info Aux.
One of the few anglers that seemed to have been well liked by everyone that met him or had read his reports over the years.
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Re: NORM

Postby JB » Dec Sun 24, 2017 8:28 pm

Sorry to read this. I thought he was turning the corner on that shit. The guy knew fishing, been reading his reports for years and enjoyed them with a hint of jealousy.

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Re: NORM

Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sun 24, 2017 9:47 pm

JB wrote:
RIP Creekyknees.


Aka

RiverRineRodent

Or Just Norm Minas. You all remember the name for years on the suntimes fishing reports. One from just the 'other day'....

https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.su ... -life/amp/
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Postby vman01 » Dec Mon 25, 2017 3:35 am

RIP Norm
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Postby Kamala » Dec Mon 25, 2017 5:05 am

Acquainted and corresponded with Norm for almost 20 years. Back from the early days of CLF. Good man. Rest in peace.
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Re: NORM

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Dec Mon 25, 2017 9:20 am

Damn. I thought he was so positive about beating it recently. Cancer is a shitty shitty thing. Always taking good people too soon. :? :cry:
I learned just about everything I know about the K3 from him over the years. He will truly be missed by the masses. One of the good ones. RIP Norm. Thanks for everything through the years.

And thanks Ken, for coming on here and letting us know.
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Re: NORM

Postby FishinMatt » Dec Mon 25, 2017 7:16 pm

Sad to hear that. Similar to BluFloyd, Norm is a Chicago fishing legend that will be greatly missed.
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Re: NORM

Postby KMD » Dec Wed 27, 2017 9:58 am

Norm was a good guy! The family is having some difficulties.

https://www.gofundme.com/4fzunp-norm-minas
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Re: NORM

Postby mike son » Dec Thu 28, 2017 11:06 am

RIP Norm. Big advocate and local legend of the Kank.
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Re: NORM

Postby FISHdank » Dec Fri 29, 2017 7:55 am

Very sad to hear. My condolences go to his close friends and family. FUCK CANCER!
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Re: NORM

Postby WetWader » Jan Thu 04, 2018 3:20 pm

RIP Norm. Fished with him a handful of times. I thought i had that river down but he opened my eyes to a bunch. He will be sorely missed.
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Re: NORM

Postby Dan Sims » Aug Wed 01, 2018 4:36 pm

Ken, I was unaware of Norm's passing. I thought about calling him last night to head out fishing today- as Wednesday was one of his adventure days. We lost a GREAT ONE. My condolences go out to his family. Such a wonderful human being. Rest in Peace Norm



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Re: NORM

Postby HEDDONFROG » Aug Wed 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:
JB wrote:
RIP Creekyknees.


Aka

RiverRineRodent

Or Just Norm Minas. You all remember the name for years on the suntimes fishing reports. One from just the 'other day'....

https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.su ... -life/amp/



Aux, I was going to ask if that is one and the same. I read that article back when it came out, it was a great article. I’ve oftentimes heard you guys speak of Norm, sounded like a helluva guy. RIP
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