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As a fishing guide who has quite a few trips under my belt, I have seen some “stuff.” I’ve had the great days, the not-so-great days and everything in between. 

One day this week I hit the water fresh after an overnight thunderstorm. Denny wanted walleyes and Jim probably didn’t really care what we caught. We fished walleyes, something I hadn’t done for a while (the walleye bite has been pretty tough on Gull Lake).

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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