The Drumming Angler

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm
By: Doug Lund
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My usual sedentary lifestyle has taken a turn toward the wild side this week; two days of fishing for walleye on the Missouri River and a non-stop weekend of playing drums and singing with Mogen’s Heroes first for an event at Willow Run and then headed for Aberdeen for Saturday and Sunday shows at the Arts Festival in Melgaard Park. I hear they have a stand that offers deep fried cheesecake this year. As good as that sounds, I’d trade it for cool temperatures and a bit of a breeze. Anyway, we’ll be playing shows at 11, 1 and 3 both days.

When last we briefly spoke, I was about to embark on my second day of fishing on the Missouri River. After only catching a couple small ones on Wednesday, my hopes weren’t all that high but right away, I started getting action. Several undersize ones at first but that’s okay I just enjoy the catch. But then..well, let the pictures do the talking.

 

Even when the fish were on break, it is so soothing to be out on the water.

Even when the fish were on break, it is so soothing to be out on the water.

 

Ft. Randall Dam in the background while my brother in law, Swede, gets ready to land another lunker.

Ft. Randall Dam in the background while my brother in law, Swede, gets ready to land another lunker.

Part of the deal is that Swede doesn't  mind cleaning the keepers. That's his Lund boat in the background. And, yes, I have checked and no relation.

Part of the deal is that Swede doesn’t mind cleaning the keepers. That’s his Lund boat in the background. And, yes, I have checked and no relation.

Day two..different story..Swede got to clean my 17 incher. Biggest of the day.

Day two..different story..Swede got to clean my 17 incher. Biggest of the day.

 

The girls fished with us Thursday. That's Linda's sister in the orange. They had so much fun. I believe Linda is saying to me, "you're not going to put this picture int he blog are you?" I probably said, "Of course not."

The girls fished with us Thursday. That’s Linda’s sister, Renee, in the orange. They had so much fun. I believe Linda is saying to me, “you’re not going to put this picture in the blog are you?” I probably said, “Of course not.”

I’ll bring the camera along to Aberdeen. If you’re of a mind to..stop by and check out Mogen’s Heroes making music. I’ll be the guy playing the drums and sweating profusely. Say hi and give me a bite of your funnel cake.

Oh, and a very happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there.

Thinking of mine for sure. Here’s a photo I found of dad holding me in 1946.

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6 Comments

  1. Joanie says:

    That cheesecake is almost worth driving to Aberdeen for!!!! The pic with your Dad is the best!!

  2. Jim says:

    Yes, the picture with your Dad is great. Kinda looks like you had finished with the funny pages (left) and were thinking of a nap!

  3. Della Farley says:

    This picture of you and your Dad brought back so many memories of my Dad. He also dressed just like your Dad and I think they even had the same haircut. So many features were the same — my Dad was also very handsome (just didn’t think about it) and it could have been him holding me in that pix. Thanks for sharing. My Dad has been gone for over 40 years but I still think of him so often. Good Kodak memories.

  4. JoJo says:

    Doug, It was a pleasure to hear your group sing yesterday in Aberdeen, it was a warm one, but you guys were good. I especially thought the comment about snow in June was funny. Hope you didn’t get any cottonwood in your deep fried cheesecake!

  5. Johnny Mogen says:

    You haven’t missed a beat, Doug (a little drummer humor). Your voice is still strong, and you could see how the crowd reacted to you so positively. Thanks for the great weekend! It was just like “Mogen’s Heroes” in 2002!

  6. Suzan says:

    Sure would have loved to be out on the lake with you. Can’t think of a better bunch to spend a couple days with out on the water! I also would have enjoyed hearing you with Mogen’s Heroes again. It’s been a while. And finally, I just love that picture of you and Grandpa. Not hard to see where all the Lund boys got their good looks! Love you!

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