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By Daris Howard
Life Outtakes 

Secret of great fishing is don't swallow your bait


The temperature had been around 20 degrees below zero for a couple of days, and that meant just one thing to most of our scouts—ice fishing. With temperatures that low, we could be assured that the ice would be thick enough to be safe.

My assistant scout master, Rod, directed the discussion as the boys excitedly planned for our weekend getaway. With 18 boys, it always took a major amount of planning, food, tents, and transportation.

Friday night rolled around and I loaded 14 of the boys into my big van, stuffing as much gear as we could under the seats. Rod loaded the other boys into his pickup and we filled the back with tents, cookers, and fishing gear.

Once we arrived at the campsi...

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