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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Note: This is an updated version from the original, which was first published on this blog on July 5, 2012. The first version had a couple of factual errors, which have been corrected. I have reposted it because we do a brief safety session in our Great Lakes Angler Magazine Super Salmon Schools, and there have been some requests to be able to read the whole account. – Dave Mull  Read Full Story

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