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Name: M. K. Martianos
Title: Fishing in Heaven


It seemed like only yesterday I was a small child going fishing with my dad on one of his favorite lakes in Minnesota. I looked out the window and couldnít believe that a year had already passed since his death. I miss him so much. Looking at my children riding their bikes down the street I started to think about how fast they are growing up on me too. The vacations we have had through the years didnít seem to add up to anything special other than the usual tourist rip off adventure. I decided this was the year we were going to do a real up north vacation. We packed the car and traveled up to Three Island Lake, which isnít that far from Bemidji. I figured if things went bust with fishing we could always go explore the city. My kids didnít seem enthused after all there would be no TV, no computer, no video games and no telephones. Once there we checked in to our cabin and I rented a boat and motor and began to teach my children what my dad taught me years ago. They watched as I showed them how to tie knots and seemed eager to learn once they found out I had purchased them each their own rod and reel as well as tackle box. I taught them how to use the small motor and they listened carefully as I talked to them about boating safety. We got out on the lake and began to troll. Each of the kids demanded to get their turn driving the boat. We watched the eagles soar among the trees and soon we had a stringer full of northerns and walleye to clean. That night as we sat by the campfire I listened to my sons eagerly chatter about what lures they caught which fish on with not even a mention of a video game. They even asked me if they could get up early to do some morning fishing. I decided it was all worth it. I think we really bonded this year on Three Island Lake and there is even talk of another vacation there next year. I still miss my dad but the things he taught me make me believe he is still with me. I kind of think he is up fishing in the lakes in heaven now.

Name: millelacsbob
City: hugo
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 04:13:34 PM


Art, as of Dec 28 the ice conditions at Agate were 4-Wheelers only, no driving trucks out unless you rent one of Deans rental shacks. He was pulling permanent houses out with the resort trucks. The ice is rougher than a cob out on the reef.

City: Duluth,MN.
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 02:53:13 PM


Is the walleye bite on?????

Name: Patrick Garin
City: Duluth
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 02:51:34 PM


Will the slabs be moving in, if so Jan, Feb? Can you drive out from hudek's as usual?

Name: aaron morris
City: hastings
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 02:22:00 PM


went out on gull this weekend caught lots of perch and 5 keeper walleye missed the same amount. we slept on the ice courtesy of walleyedan lots of fun good luck

Name: Jon
City: Ettrick Wi
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 12:40:33 PM


Need some assistance. I am considering stoping by red lake on my way to Devil's Lake ND for some of those crappies I have heard about. I would appreciate it if someone would let me where I could stay, (cabin on Ice, or hotel) Also if the bite is on and maybe some gps cordinates to get me started. Also is there a good night bite?

Thanks, Jon Borreson

Name: Cat-Daddy
City: Shreveport
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 12:19:12 PM


Thanks millelacsbob,

That is just what we wanted to hear. Good fishin' to you folks, but leave us a couple.


Name: Art
City: SSP
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 11:31:10 AM


Heading out of Agate Bay this weekend. Looking to slam some eyes... I here most are driving out on the East and South? Any ice reports?

Name: Doc
City: Brainerd
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 08:54:16 AM


We were out just yesterday and got ALLOT of walleye in the 20 ft range, red tails and fat head minnows did the best.

Name: clb
City: laurel, ia
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 12:26:49 AM


just was thinking about hitting the ice in a few weeks. if you guys don't mind telling a dumb iowan, i was wondering about going to walkers bay or sucker bay, any suggestions are appreciated.

thanks and good fishing in the new year

Name: Rob
City: Grand Forks
Date: 12/31/2002
Time: 12:06:42 AM


Hey, what are the ice conditions

Drive or not

How many inches



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