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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons

Saturday, January 21, 2012:  Paula's cousin Darrold Lingwall invited Mark and Paula out to his fish house on Mille Lacs Lake.  Getting to the house, about a half mile off shore, was no problem with a four-wheeler. 

The temperature was about 10 degrees and there was a 40 mile-per-hour wind blowing that afternoon across the lake.  Glad there was a fish house for shelter.  It has wood heat too. 

The lake is about 12 feet deep at this point. 

A good fishing spot, Darrold said.  Time will tell. 

It wasn't long before Paula pulled in a 17" Minnesota walleye. 

Nice Catch, Paula!

Mark dragged in a 26.5 inch walleye.  Unfortunately, there rules!  Unless the fish is less than 18 inches or more than 28 inches, you have to throw it back. 

Mark said, "I'll come back and catch this one again when it is a bit larger."   

It was time to leave before they knew it.  The sun had set and lights on the shore were beckoning fishermen to return.
Darrold showed Mark and Paula the correct way to fillet a walleye. 

His expert hands made the job look easy. 

More filleting to remove the skin.  Chef Paula has plans for this fish. 

Stay tuned for the next exciting adventure.

January 22, 2012 e-mail:  Hi Paula, Nice catch - freshly caught walleye is so delicious.  Too bad Mark had to release his fish -at least he'll have the memory and the picture.  Leslie in Little Canada, Minnesota.

Quote of the day:  Walleye is an excellent tasting fish.  Mark    Just 56 days until St. Patrick's Day. < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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