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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 Walleye Adventure Unlike Most

My son, Chilly and I were camping in Northern Ontario a few years back. It was early July, we were fishing in current below a waterfall and the walleyes were committing suicide. These were big walleyes, one 24” fish after another with an occasional 26”, 27” or 28”er. On this day we probably caught 60 walleyes between us. Anyway, in the middle of all this excitement, I suddenly needed to take a break from fishing and head into the woods, (if you know what I mean). The only problem was that I didn’t want to stop fishing. “Fawkinnae! I’m going to have to go into shore,” I yelled. “Chilly, see if there’s any toilet paper in the front of the...

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