Here we are, nearing the end of September already. Isn't it amazing how fast the days, weeks, months and years fly by? Where does it go?
I'm guessing that part of it is the fact that we have such busy schedules and it's always go, go, go. I'd like to put the brakes on a bit so we can enjoy the finest season of the year (in my eyes).
Isn't it beautiful? The cool air, the colorful leaves, the relatively quiet lakes. It is just a dream season for so many of us.
I was out on the water the other night on a guide trip, and when we were putting in the boat, another gentleman was pulling his out for the season. He thought we were crazy for going out fishing and made some comment about ice fishing. We (Don, Terry and I) looked at each other and thought he was crazy. Why would you put your boat away for the season already?
Yes, I realize that you need to drain the water out of the engine, check the gear case for water and maybe fog your engine, but I think you get my point.
Normally, by this time, I am dreaming of monster white-tails. But instead, I'm still thinking about monster walleyes and how to go about setting up our new office.
I will put some time in the white-tail woods, but it is going to be a little closer to the peak of the rut. For now, it's time to fish and get the new shop situated so that when the ice fishing season is upon us (which won't be too far off) we have a plan of attack.
Many have asked about the "transition" from our old location (S&W Bait) to our present location (in Nisswa, across Cass County Road 77 from the water slide). What happened? Where are going? What about the guides? Are you still going to guide? Are you going to have a bait shop? Do you own the whole building?
Walleyedan's Guide Service is still rocking and rolling. We have a new shop, but beyond that, we will be doing everything we were doing before the move and more. This was by far our busiest guiding season and we will see where we are meant to go from here.
On the question-and-answer front:
Q: What do you and your guides do to prevent the spread of exotic species from lake to lake?
A: We do what we are supposed to do - drain our livewells and pick the vegetation off of our boats and trailers. This is a serious concern and we will do our part to prevent the spread of this nasty stuff.
WALLEYEDAN Eigen may be reached at (218) 839-5598, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.walleyedan.com
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