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Two Boys and a Cold Minnesota Fishing Opener

  My son has fished with me on the Minnesota fishing opener since he was in kindergarten. We always camped at a remote campsite on Lake Winnibigoshish from that first time until his senior year in high school. When he was in fifth grade he asked if he could bring his friend Brian along for the opener. Brian’s a good kid and it seemed like a great opportunity to introduce another kid to fishing and camping, so I said, “Sure.” Our routine has always been that we get up at 4:30 A.M., leave at 5:30, breakfast in Deer River about eight, baitshop and then on to Winny. Everything was going smoothly. We’d left on schedule and we were making good...

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A Good Paddling

We were at our dear friends, Craig and Beanie’s cabin last summer. Spectacular weekend. Our friends had invited another couple that lived on the lake to join us for dinner. When they left about 11 p.m. my wife said, “It’s a beautiful night, let’s go out in the pontoon.” We all agreed that was a terrific idea. We grabbed a cooler loaded with adult beverages and headed out on the lake. Now this lake is is about 7 miles long. We motored out to a middle-of-the-lake location, cut the motor, fired up four cocktails (then four more, and then who knows how many more) and turned on the music. Dark side of the moon to be exact, by Pink Floyd....

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Dad's Christmas Bumper sticker

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019, 9:57 AM, Rachel wrote: Hi there!Looking for a bumper sticker for my Dad! For Christmas! He had one on his fishing truck, but unfortunately his window was broken and he wants to replace it, but there isn’t any available on your site.When will they be available, and could I order it for a Christmas gift.Please let me know. Thank you so much! Rachel   Friday, Nov 29, 2019, 4:56 PM, Doug wrote: Hi Rachel - send me your address and I will put one in the mail for you to give him. You can e-mail me at doug@fawkinnae.com Doug   Friday, Nov 29, 2019, 5:05 PM, Rachel wrote: Oh! So great to hear! Thanks for the...

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