Every weekend Dick Streater gives us his thought of the week, culled from his voluminous files on fishing and tackle history.
Minnesota has 15,291 lakes over 10 acres in size. A list would include: 261 Mud Lakes, 154 Long Lakes, 123 Rice Lakes, and 81 Bass Lakes. Rare names include: Wet, O-Be-Good, Hooter, Flapper, Fanny, Octopus, Dirty Horse, Uff, and Balogna. Don't forget your license when fishing Violation and Jail lakes! Waterfront lots always have a higher value, but the listings would have to name: Deadfish, Dead, Deadcoon, Dirty Water, Pea Soup, Mosquito*, Mudhole, Dismal Swamp, and Disappointment lakes. (Note: Both Dr. Todd & Streater are former Minnesota residents.)
-- Dick Streater