Dave Zentner audio transcript:

There’s a combination of, ‘holy cow is this ever a neat place,’ and ‘holy cow, are there ever some’… you know, the muskies, ah… northern, smallmouth, panfish, and the walleye fishing so umm… and even today in 2011, I think every year that umm, I need to spend more time in the St.  Louis Bay and river area. You know, a lot of good things have happened.  And to have that… and I was even thinking as I was listening to the wrap up, god you could kick it off with ahhh, where you can find fish, mom and dad, how to… how to help mom and dad find fish, in the St. Louis River Estuary.  Bring your kids, we’re gonna show you some maps, where we think you might find perch, and and bluegills, and ah some nice smallmouth, and and and just have some really light education.  Do you realize, do you realize that we’ve got all these things out here. Wow, right here in the middle of this healvalized industrial area, we’ve done a recovery that permits some pretty neat, you know, watch a kid fishing off a pier, and have his or her line broken by a northern, that’s pretty cool.  So, but then I’m also exhilarated by those near-wild places up the… further up the estuary, so I think it’s a whole… that whole complex, ahh and I think it’s like Sig Olson used to tell me, and he would write also, that umm, you don’t need big… umm… ‘W’ formal wilderness to find wilderness, and that very often you might even be better off finding your own little patch, in the middle of some very busy stuff.  And so the estuary really provides that kind of opportunity for people, if they’re smart enough to exploit it.