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Jordan

Trying to get one hooked on fishing again...

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Hi all,

Going to be in the area (on Long Lake) for the Dick Beardsley Half Marathon the weekend of the 8th. My girlfriends Dad hasn't dropped a line since he was 12 and I wanted to get him on some fish (brownie points!!). I'm in Ottertail every summer but haven't had the opportunity to fish this area. Would like to get him on some Walleye-action if possible. Any pointers on Long Lake would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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