I wish I had more time to take my kids fishing. But when guiding's your business it's not easy.
I love my kids and my kids love to fish, but just because Dad is Walleyedan doesn't necessarily mean they get to fish a lot. Most of my time on the water is with paying customers. My Dad wasn't a guide so we fished a lot on weekends throughout the year and throughout the state.
Fishing is a very important sport to teach your little ones. Patience is a quality that is learned while fishing, but there are other reasons to get children involved in the outdoors and most of you know what they are.
If it wasn't for fishing and my wife I wouldn't be where I am today. I'm not on top of the world, but business is flourishing. Please do what I haven't been able to: take your kids fishing. My daughter, Alex, will be 9 on Aug. 9 and wants me to take her muskie fishing. I'll definitely get her out sometime around her birthday and I hope she catches Martha the Monster Muskie on her first cast. When it comes to fishing, dream big dreams!
Q: Walleyedan, what's the biggest walleye you've had in the boat this year?
A: 27 inches. Not as big as I'd like, but you never know what tomorrow might bring. "Jingles" was on today but was lost on the rocks of the riverbar.
"Walleyedan" Eigen can be reached at www.walleyedan.com or by phoning 839-5598.
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