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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you all that we have lost one of the good ones. I lost my hero, my Dad, three weeks ago to the ravages of time. One of the things he loved to do most in life was ice fish, especially on Mille Lacs. I will always remember the look on his face whenever he speared a monster Northern, or pulled a 15" perch through the hole. How his eyes would light up, like a kid at Christmas. We even had his spear and a sucker minnow at the wake. Whenever anyone would ask the inevitable "Why the big sucker minnow and spear?" one of us "boys" would eagerly tell them because "Dad always said, you can't catch a big fish, with a little bait!" He was greatly loved, and will be truly missed. If I can be half the man to my children that my Dad was to all of us, I will consider my life a success.

He was a true outdoorsman. I hope the great angler in the sky enjoys his new fishing partner.

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gorrilla

My prayers go out to you and your family...

I hope he's watching one glide into the hole right now.

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hugonian1

Blessings to you and your family in this time of loss.

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rodmaker

Prayers and thoughts go out to your entire Family. Take care!!

My Dad is the same way, and I treasure the times when we get out fishing.

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TrophyEyes

It looks like he passed on a great legacy to you and your family. Keep your lines in the water and a spear in your hand. He would be proud of your comments here. Prayers are with you.

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deerwoody

Keep those memories with you always,they sound like great ones.Lets all pull a perch for the old boy!Prayers sent from the lakes area.

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CiscoKidd

DaBigDog,

An old fisherman going way back used to say this all the time. Even sort of sang it.

I pray that I may live to fish.......

Until my dying day.

And when it comes to my last cast,

I then most humbly pray:

When in the Lord's great landing net

And peacefully asleep

That in His mercy I be judged

Big enough to keep.

Sorry to hear of your loss. I'm with you if we can be just half of the gents that raised us our families and the world would be a much better place. God bless.

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