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Midnight in the Garden of Muskratville

 My neighbor, Jeremy, and I were fishing Shagawa’s outlet after dark the other night for walleyes (we did get a few), when Jeremy got a bite.  “Fawkinnae, I got a nice bite,” said Jeremy.  As he was reeling it in, he kept telling me how he couldn’t figure out what kind of  fish it was. Just as he was saying that, it dove into the weeds and planted itself there. We paddled over to it, pulled it out of the weeds and netted it. Being dark, we could hardly even see the net.  Jeremy said, “It looks like a nice bass. Fawkinnae, I told you this was a good spot!” Spotting his glow-in-the-dark jig at the bottom of the net,...

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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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