Father-son duo aren’t limited by same-old fishing routine

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NEAR SAWYER, Minn. — Just minutes into this particular fishing excursion, Bret Baker started the verbal barbs with a backhanded comment about his son Joseph's first largemouth bass of the...

Joseph (left) and Bret Baker of Cloquet, Minn., talk about the "flipping" method of casting worms for bass, where the lure is flipped underhanded rather than cast overhand. The father-son duo will fish together dozens of times during the summer.  John Myers / Forum News Service
A largemouth bass caught on Chub Lake near Carlton, Minn., on a recent evening. The bass was caught using a "wacky worm" system. John Myers / Forum News Service
Bret Baker has had great success this summer using the "wacky worm" system for bass. A large hook is placed in the middle of the biodegradable "plastic' worm. Baker casts the worm under docks or along weedlines, then lets it fall to the bottom, which often triggers a strike. John Myers / Forum News Service
When bass fishing along the shoreline slowed on Chub Lake near Carlton, Minn., on a recent evening Bret Baker switched to crappies that were hanging out in mid-lake weeds. John Myers / Forum News Service
Joseph Baker of Cloquet, Minn., holds up a largemouth bass caught on nearby Big Lake on a recent afternoon. Joseph, like his dad, Bret, loves to fish for man different species of fish. John Myers / Forum News Service
Bret Baker of Cloquet, Minn., holds up a largemouth bass caught on a recent afternoon on Big Lake near Carlton, Minn. Baker enjoys experimenting on many different lakes for many species of fish throughout the summer. John Myers / Forum News Service

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