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Dick Lundstrom had some good luck catching this nice Lake Belle Taine smallmouth last summer despite his guide's tardiness in showing up to the dock. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Great times can come from bad luck

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Some people argue that catching fish is an acquired skill that requires practice. Others contend that it's simply a result of pure luck.


Although you'll rarely talk to an angler who admits fishing is entirely luck or entirely skill, both definitely play a role in catching fish.

Yet interestingly enough, sometimes the luck vs. skill debate has nothing to do with actually catching fish, but with the process.

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