I pulled into Camp Confidence on Friday afternoon, the Rapid Marine Lund in tow, to see the banners already up and a crowd already starting to party. Fishing Has No Boundaries' Friday afternoon kick-off is about my favorite event of the year.
See, each August, a pile of volunteers put together the coolest fishing event on water. Boat captains offer up their services so a bunch of folks who don't normally get to fish can get out on the water and share that sensation we all love so much...You know, the tug of a fish on the end of the fishing line. This year, I partnered with the Hagberg family. Bryan and Robbie live up in Duluth and Mom and Dad are down the road in Cloquet.
I had all four in the boat and we had an absolute blast! Mostly cloudy w/ barely an ounce of wind. Perfect conditions for our day. We decided to slip bobber with minnows and crawlers. Didn't take long to get on the board. Bryan got us started with a nice largemouth bass. In fact, he caught the second one too.
No sweat though, because Robbie followed up with his bass and a couple of fat sunnies. Throughout the day, the Hagberg brothers caught piles of fish and even had time for a lunch stop up the lake at Zorbaz's. Oh, and Robbie eaned himself a new nickname. From now on, he'll be known as Capt'n. He ran the boat all the way down Gull Lake as we ended a perfect day on the water.... 280 people fishing Saturday as part of Brainerd's Fishing Has No Boundaries event. In my book, that's a darn cool thing. Hats off to the volunteer boat captains and hats off to the staff at Camp Confidence and the FHNB fls. Keep up the good work! PS: If you happen to find a blue FHNB hat floating around Gull La
ke, know it's from our boat!