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Continued: Anderson: For Roaches, fishing is a family affair

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 23, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Q Gary, how did you get the nickname Mr. Walleye?

Gary That started in Michigan. There was a tournament on Little Bay de Noc, and at the weigh-in, I came on stage with a big bunch of walleyes. As I did, someone said, ‘Here comes old Mr. Walleye.’ Ron Lindner was there and he said, ‘You need to trademark that before someone else steals it.’ And I did.

 

Q Are you still fishing tournaments?

Tony I fished five tournaments last year. One was a bass tournament, and I won that. But it’s walleyes I really love. Of the 297 days I guided last year, about two-thirds were on Mille Lacs for walleyes.

Gary I fished seven tournaments last year, which is pretty good for a guy 76 ½ years old. That’s how you do it when you’re my age, count the years by quarters and halves, because you don’t know how long you’ll be around.

 

Q Both of you promote Lund boats.

Gary My dad had a Lund before I went in the service. So it’s what I’ve always owned.

Tony Technically, I’ve been on the Lund team since 2004. But more accurately I was bottle-fed in a Lund when I was a baby, and I’ve been in one ever since.

 

Q You’re each giving seminars at the Sportshow. What will you talk about?

Gary I’ll be doing mine with Ron Schara, and we’re going to welcome questions about walleye tactics for various situations. Boat control is important, and we’ll deal with that. Also slip bobbers. … And how to stay off a reef and approach fish quietly so they’re not scared off.

Tony I’ll talk about Mille Lacs and how to fish it, and how to fish other Minnesota lakes, too. And I’m going to reveal my top 10 fishing destinations for 2014. Also I’ll talk about youth fishing, and getting kids on the water, which is a very important topic to me. To see our sport continue, we need to make sure kids get out of the house and away from their electronics and doing things outdoors.

 

Editor’s note: Gary Roach’s Northwest Sportshow seminars will be at 3 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tony Roach (www.roachsguideservice.com) will appear Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

danderson@startribune.com

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