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The author's father, Bret Shoberg, and dog, Remy, fish on Ottertail Lake in central Minnesota during an outing in early June. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

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"I don't even remember what a bite feels like," I grumbled, as we trolled along one of Ottertail Lake's numerous drop-offs. "This is ridiculous."


"Oh, shut up," my wife, Erin, snapped. "It's not like I'm catching anything, either."

I tried thinking of a comeback, but couldn't. What was the point? She was right, after all - a quality I've begrudgingly come to accept.

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