I have lived in the Brainerd Lakes area for 12 years now. I started fishing when I was very young but learned the most in my early teens fishing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I absolutely love the BLA because almost all of our lakes provide great fishing. In the winter months I primarily for walleyes but can be spotted fishing for crappies in some of our smaller area lakes. In the summer I transform into a bass fisherman. I compete in the Thursday Night Bassin (http://www.thursdaynightbassin.com) but most of my fishing is just for fun. I am starting to enjoy walleye fishing in the winter and I’m planning on exploring this a little more in the summer than I have in the past.