Wow, what a busy time! Christmas, fishing, snowstorm, more fishing, pulling houses off to beat the storm, Hubert (the hamster) for the week, 2-year-old nephew William for the week while Mom and Dad are in St. Lucia.
It's the way it is and I am getting better at handling all the "stuff" these days. But I think my little road trip to Upper Red Lake may have put me behind a bit, but how can you resist an invitation (thanks Patrick and Mike) for a sleep-over on Red Lake? We got to watch the Pack get beat, but unfortunately, the Vikes, too.
As for the fishing, we should have been there the day or two before. We did end up with seven walleyes between the four of us, and thanks to Lonnie Serfling at Northbound Fishing (north boundfishing.com), we had a house that was built for a king, with all the comforts of home. It was pretty sweet, sitting down eating a porterhouse steak and potato, watching football on satellite television and trying to jig up a walleye.
Yesterday it was my turn to entertain (guide). I had a family of seven from Dallas out on the ice. Nice family and a pretty nice night on the ice. We fished for four hours and caught a couple walleyes, one pike and a couple of perch. I think they had fun.
Now it's off to the races again. We need to get a couple of houses pulled before they are covered with snow (and water). Have a nice weekend, and I hope 2010 is a "10"!
By the way, the walleyes are biting on small jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head in 12 to 18 feet of water.
WALLEYEDAN Eigen may be reached at (218) 839-5598, walleyedan@brainerd. com or www.walleyedan.com.
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