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Pine Knot Outdoors: Food, fun, action lure kids to the water


July 5, 2019

Bret Baker

Kids will be kids both in and on the water, and what could be better than that? Wyatt Mielke of New Richmond, Wis., shows off his fish in front of David Baker. On the front page is Joshua Baker, who had his fun under the water.

Our anchor tethered us to the rocks below. The current ripped underneath our bow and poured out the backside of the Lund. I threaded half a crawler onto my orange jig and plopped it over the transom. The jig tumbled away quickly in the rapids. Lifting my rod tip to the sky, I could feel it ticking and tumbling through the riprap below. The last dozen times the jig and crawler made the journey ended the same way: in the mouth of a walleye.

On cue, I felt the familiar thunk of a bite. I snapped my rod against the weight of the fish. I handed the hooked fish to one of the kids behind me and l...

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