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I’m going to steal my friend Tara’s Christmas letter idea and use a theme word throughout this entry:  lots.  For instance, we’ve had LOTS of rain lately which–in the words of our dear friend Karna (congrats on the clean bill o’ health!)–should make for LOTS of blueberries later this season.  OK?  Everyone play along and humor me.

Last week saw LOTS of content people again!  Folks were catching LOTS of whatever fish they sought.  Larry returned with his son Dave and granddaughter Laura.  They don’t fish as hard as some of our anglers but they certainly get out every day.  They caught LOTS of fish–over 200–more than half of which were walleye.  Mark and Sandy returned and caught LOTS of piggies (again).  Mark has a following up here; he’s even becoming legendary;)


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Dan and Kari reported a day of over 70 fish. I think even they will admit, though, they spend LOTS of time fishing while they’re here. We had LOTS of big fish releases last week! I’ve posted Wayne, Shirley (hers is bigger than Wayne’s) and Curt’s walleyes on our Conservation Awards page (www.tallpinescamp.com). At our two-turkey potluck I asked how many guests had released a walleye over 20″. Honestly, LOTS of people had–I think at least one person per cabin in fact! Folks, releasing those healthy 19-23″ walleye puts LOTS and LOTS of babies in Wabaskang. Thank you from us and future generations of anglers. Two weeks ago, Aaron of TGF had LOTS of fun releasing an almost-36″ northern. I posted it on the Conservation Awards Page, too. This year, TGF wanted to honor Aaron’s dad Bob who passed away from cancer. They had these cool hats made:

the hats

Aaron
Kevin walleye
Kevins peek-a-boo walleye
Dougs walleye2
Dougs walleye
loon nest
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otters
otter
Eldon
Braxen
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As always, there’s LOTS to do around here. Shirley slipped on our wet steps last week. Gruper pressure-washed them again, but we felt something more sustainable needed to happen. As a result, I have begun shingling the steps:

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Wendy
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