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I Clamped at the Eelpout Festival

Eelpout Festival 2012 I debated whether to reveal this immediately after the festival, but now I feel I must come clean, especially after being assigned to the CNR legal team. Saturday night I was talking with a guy at Camp Never Rest who just happened to have a depth finder attached to his zipper (the zipper on his jacket - just to clarify). A lime green one. I asked him if he had ever heard of the I.B.O.T.s, the hardy souls who caught tons of big crappies out of Upper Red Lake during the great Crappie Gold rush of the 1990's and early 2000's.He said he hadn't so I proceeded to tell him about the clamping initiation, "You take one...

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Woman of the Lake - Fishing Opener

Years ago I applied for a job at a large ad agency in Minneapolis. I didn’t have any experience but I had a small portfolio and I managed, somehow to arrange for an interview. The interview went way better than I could have imagined and the woman who interviewed me loved everything I showed her. I started thinking, “Fawkinnae I should show her my Fawkinnae Sportsman’s Club art.” She looked at it and immediately a big grin crossed her face followed by a burst of laughter. She thought for a minute and then asked if I would mind if she made a copy of it because she wanted to show her husband. I said sure. Fast forward several year... my...

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