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By Bret Baker
Pine Knot News Outdoors 

Follow the code to enjoy fishing


May 17, 2019

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Esko's Jane Osborne said after reading Pine Knot News outdoors writer Bret Baker, she bought one of his recommended fishing lures and caught and released a nice big small-mouth bass near the DNR dock across from Perch Lake (off Highway 33 in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood). "I was fishing for whatever I could get," said Osborne, who said she was thrilled to catch such a good-sized bass. "I love fishing."

Minnesota fishing opener morning, my son Joseph and I arrived at Boy Scout Landing on the St. Louis River just past 5 a.m. The lower parking lot was already packed. We pulled in and found ourselves stacked a dozen rigs from the landing. We unbuckled our transom straps. Pulled forward one spot. Lifted the Honda 90 off the transom saver. Crept forward two spots. Fired up the graph. Nobody moved. Put the boat plug in. Slid forward one more spot. Grabbed the rest of our gear, loaded the boat and waited.

Most days, launching and loading a boat is not much cause for excitement. But on opening mo...

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