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Big Bluegills with my Dad

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I took my Father out ice fishing recently and he had a blast! The target for the day was large Bluegills here in the Metro with some Crappies mixed in. He doesn't get out ice fishing much so I always enjoy the outings we have together. Father and Son bonding at it's finest!



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