Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Bob Johnson opened up his spearing house on Gull Lake after a day of teaching at the Brainerd High School. Johnson's house was originally built for a sauna but ended up on the west side of the lake where he tests the decoys he carves and spears northern pike.
Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls A black crappie carved and painted by Bob Johnson is positioned on an ice block near his spearing house on Gull lake this week. He has won several world and national titles with his decoys in competition.
Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Three replicas of game fish are positioned in the ice this week near Bob Johnson spearing house on Gull Lake. The accomplished fish decoy artist offers four classes through the school year at Brainerd High school for his students.
Bob Johnson practices what he preaches. He is world class fish decoy carver that uses his decoys to spear northern pike in his fish house on the west side of Gull lake.