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gunflint

"gunflint" Heads Down the Trail

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As happens in life occasionally, unexpected circumstances happen that demand you change your life. Starting in mid-December my wife and I will no longer reside on the Gunflint Trail. This decision was not an easy one but what life changing decisions are?

We have worked and managed a resort “on the trail” for several years. This was for an absentee owner (the best kind) and has been a way of life for us. Although many people comment that it’s been more comparable to an eight year vacation. Anyway the resort sold last summer and the new owners want to take a more hands on approach. We wish them well.

We will be moving to Duluth in mid-December and this will bring us closer to our kids and more importantly, closer to Taco Johns. I have a line on a decent job and my wife is very employable so we should be covered in that respect. I will miss the ability to fish 150 days a year, however there are great fishing opportunities available in the Duluth area and even greater opportunities to fish with some of the best fisherman I know. This I’m looking forward too. Also, no longer being limited to a 25 hp outboard is a big plus.

I debated changing my user name but I’ve used it for so long and on so many forums that it wouldn’t make sense. Obviously I will no longer be able to give any information on what’s happening up here but there are a few guys on the forum from up here and they do a great job. I look forward to meeting some of you from the Duluth area and if you see a big U-haul pulling into town in the next few weeks, honk. (But keep your hands off the fishing gear)

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Powerstroke

Well, gunflint, I'm not sure if congratulations are in order since its a bit melancholy, but I think its good you've got a positive outlook on this new chapter in life. Who knows what you'll find now. Maybe someday you will be the hands-on resort owner. Good luck with the move and hope to see you at some of the ice fishing events this winter.

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upnorth

The move being good, bad or otherwise I wish you luck in your move to Duluth. Lotsa fishing available in the Duluth area.

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Northlander

Welcome Mark. You know I always have room in my rig for ya.

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Surface Tension

Mark, we'll make room for ya. Duluth isn't so bad, if I had to end up in a city, Duluth would be on the list. You won't have to drive far to get away from it and into some diversified fishing. We got it all here.

Your welcome in my boat or ice shack anytime.

Best Wishes to you and your wife.

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BD110

Hey Mark,

Sorry to hear that your leaving the trail, but I'm glad that you are heading to the big city. I wish you and the wife all the best and look forward to spending more time with you on the water somewhere. Does this mean that you might try and get out ice fishing now that you wont be out grooming snowmobile trails?

I will be more then happy to make a run up to your place with my cargo trailer if you need a little extra help during the move. Feel free to give me a call if your interested.

I look forward to hearing from you!!

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Lisa Almquist

This saying is very cliche but so very true- "When one door closes...another opens! Welcome to the Duluth area Gunflint!

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Big Country

Keep your chin up Mark. Lot's of lake's, boat's, and experience down on this end of the lake. We will have to get you out on Superior this spring. She's always a hoot to play on. Are you going to make it to the Bash this year? Would be nice to meet you. Pencil in a date this summer and you can ride along in my boat. Good luck with the move wink.gif BC

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Keep your chin up Mark. Lot's of lake's, boat's, and experience down on this end of the lake. We will have to get you out on Superior this spring. She's always a hoot to play on. Are you going to make it to the Bash this year? Would be nice to meet you. Pencil in a date this summer and you can ride along in my boat. Good luck with the move
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BC


yeah but i have been to the Gunflint trail area and it dont hold a candle to Duluth. it would be a tough move for me to make. But you're moving near some top walleye fishing and some big lake lakers and salmon so it equals out

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Fishing Junky

Good luck to you and your family Gunflint. Your close enough to the trail to get back up that way now and again. Best wishes, Junky............

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Quickstrike

Best of luck with the change of scenery!

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Kallista

And you get Taco Johns!!!!!

Good Luck.... Be safe moving in dec can be rough

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panhead

Mark, Good luck with the move and life style change.I know the decision was a tough one. Thanks for all the help over the years with my trips on the trail.I know how much you like fall jig and minnow fishing.If you can fit it in your plans, catch up with me next fall on the trail, theres a spot in my boat for ya.Send me your new email after you get settled. Happy Holidays to both of you.

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