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An Ice Fishing Weekend to Remember (or Possibly Forget)

What red-blooded American male wouldn’t kill to go on a Lake of the Woods ice fishing trip? Back in the early 90’s, (that’s 1990’s, not 1890’s) my answer was always a resounding, “Fawkinnae Yes!” Fishing was generally quite good and the camaraderie was excellent, just the recipe for a good party. As was the custom at first ice, a group of friends set out for Baudette, MN on a snowy Thursday night. Seven guys in 3 different vehicles, some pulling trailers full of fishing gear and portables, were on their way to another exciting ice fishing voyage to Lake of the Woods. Since this was before the popularity of cell phones, each vehicle was equipped with a crude type of...

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Fawkinnae - A Bikers Guide to Pronounciation

A couple years ago I invited my daughters friend Emilee to come along with me to the Flood Run. The "Flood Run" is a motorcycle ride held twice a year, spring and fall, and is currently a charity event for Gillette Children's Hospital. The ride runs approximately between Hudson, WI and Winona, MN along both sides of he Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Emilee is a creative person, skilled with a camera and I wanted to see what would happen if she videotaped bikers at the Nauti Hawg in Diamond Bluff, WI. I simply asked her to photograph people as they attempted to read her Fawkinnae shirt... she kicked ass! #fawkinnae #floodrun #nautihawg  

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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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Fawkinnae - I love the World Series

I love the World Series. But a couple observations on the broadcast team. First of all, after watching the first game between the Mets and Royals - I think this will be a great series (time will tell). 1. Joe Buck - lose that fawkin' silly beard. 2. Harold Reynolds is the most entertaining baseball color guy since Joe Morgan. 3. I thought Joe Morgan could never be replaced.  

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I'm Dreaming of A White Spring Turkey Hunt

Hey Rob, what's all that white stuff out there, " I screamed over the howling of the wind. "It's snow you idiot", he yelled back. "Since when do we get snow in late May here in Minnesota", I quipped back. Rob was too busy trying to light a fire in our makeshift campsite to even answer back. "Faw-kinn-ae", I said to myself, "This is my last day to bag a spring turkey and I'll be going home empty handed." I hadn't fully prepared for 10 inches of snow. "What bird in his right mind would even come down out of the roost," my turkey hunting partner of 12 years mumbled over a cup of luke warm coffee. It didn't matter....

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