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Well boys, this time next week I will be up on LOTW fishing as part of Operation Muskie. I am hoping that the fish cooperate with us, and the veterans catch some big girls. Can't hardly believe that it is finally here, after a year and a half of planning. Seems like forever ago when Dick and I started this whole thing. I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to anyone and everyone who donated or helped out in any way, big or small. This is a trip of a lifetime for most of these veterans and I think that they well deserve it. There are a couple of veterans who have never caught a muskie before, and some that have never been on LOTW before. I am sure they will fall in love with it. I surely think it is paradise! Anyways...we have some great guides coming in and it should be a blast. I got pretty lucky with my guides, actually very lucky. See what you think:

Day 1: Pete Maina

Day 2: Pete Maina

Day 3: Dick Pearson

Day 4: Steve Jonesi

Pete will also have a film crew up there and will be doing an episode of The Next Bite on Operation Musie to be aired in the future!

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Wow Bret, you have great guides. It will be great to hear your observations and results. It is a great thing to do this. In the end, it is all about helping people. Let me know, if there is someway I can help.

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Best of luck and hope this is a start of an annual thing for our vets... we just cant thank them enough...

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I'm jealous. Looks like quite the lineup. Best of luck up there and another Thank You for doing this for the veterans.

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Best of luck to our Vet's.! They deserve it thats for sure. Thanks for your service.

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Best of luck Bret. You'll be fishing with my bro on day 3...he can't stop talking about fishing with Dick & Doug. I hope you guys put on a clinic up there! And a big THANK YOU to all the vets and everyone who made Operation Muskie possible!! Can't wait to see the pics/videos.

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Tonka...........is Adam your bro?

Can't wait to get up there Tuesday and start fishing. These last few days of waiting are about killing me!!! smile

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Tonka..........is that boy PUMPED or what!!!!! Talked with him yesterday and WOW. We are going to have a great day on the water and if he catches anything, pics will be posted!!!

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Thanks for helping get the guys out on the water Bret, I know the first thing my Nephew wanted to do was get on the water, it really means allot to those guys, Pete's gonna be a blast for them and Dick is an American Muskie Icon, that Jonesi fella is one of the funniest best guys you'll ever meet and the guy is a great fisherman to boot, good luck and have a great safe trip.

Thank You

John Underhill

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