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Highlights and some lowlights this open-water season

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Highlights and some lowlights this open-water season
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

The season is winding down as the engines are revving up over at the track.

Race week can be considered the end of the summer for some folks as we head back to school and shift gears into the next season of our lives, ,whatever that may be.


Traffic will start to slow — on the water and the roads — a bit in the weeks to come and it won’t be long before the trees start their transition and the water temperature drops. The Gull Lake walleyes will start to feed  and then it’s time for the “rut” — the most exciting time to be in the woods for a deer hunter. But maybe summer will last through September and fall through December.

A few of the moments to remember or forget from some of my trips this open-water season:

• Katie falling out of the boat after a short photo op with her mom and a walleye. Thankfully she had her life jacket on.

• The 38-inch northern that jumped into the boat after being hooked during superstars weekend.

• Margeret hooking a fish, but only reeling in the Senko (rubber worm) that was in the fish’s stomach.

• The first zebra mussel sighting for me on Gull Lake and definitely not the last.

• Awesome people that come fish with us year after year.

• The new pontoon was a hit among our customers and our family. It’s now up for sale.

There will be more moments to come, but for now, enjoy the waning days of summer ’11. I’m off to a “Let’s Go Fishing” trip with Randy and the crew!

WALLEYEDAN Eigen may be reached at (218) 839-5598, or 

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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