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Now available - Official HSO Coffee Mugs

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These 11 oz. coffee mugs come with the HSO logo on one side and on the other side, your choice of fish and 1 additional line of text. You can choose a walleye and have it read under the fish "The Eyes Have It", or Pro Fisherman, as an example. It is totally up to you. However, you do not have to have a fish at all. The choice is yours. These premier (not made in China) coffee mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. The image is burnt into the ceramic. You can't even scratch the ink off of these. You won't find a better quality mug. The reason I can offer them at such a low price is due to me doing all the work myself, including printing the mug.

The cost for a mug is just $12, which includes sales tax, postage, packing box and PayPal fees. If you would like additonal mugs, they would be $8 each, due to the cost of postage dropping. If you do not have a PayPal acct. and wish to send a check, the price will be just $11.35 or $7.50 each for additonal mugs. Or, if you come thru Marshall and want to pick it up, the cost is only $6, including sales tax.

I have included a photo showing the fish species available. They were taken from a public domain site. If you aren't a fisher person and would like to provide your own photo, this is another option for the same money, or you can go with just the HSO logo.

If you go with 2 photos, the logo will be about 10% smaller than shown on this mug, but if you go with just the HSO logo, the logo will be about 20% larger than shown and centered on the mug.

One more thing. If you have a special request without the logo, no problem. I can customize it to whatever you wish, for no extra charge.

You may reach me at 507-530-5940 or bassangler@charter.net, which is also my PayPal address.

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Due to a member not wanting a golden walleye, I reworked the 'eye so the color is more true to life. I haven't uploaded the new one, but if you'd like to see the reprocessed 'eye, let me know.

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Nice, let me be the first to order a couple!

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    • Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

      North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

      Until next week, 

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