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Sunny in DL fish sculpture scavenger hunt

Do you know which fish has this beaded mouth? Click right to see the full fish and where it is located. 1 / 36
That close-up was of the mouth of 'Catch the Action', the fish sculpture located in the lawn of Action Realty. 2 / 36
This one might be easy to recognize - have you seen this brace mouth on a fish before? Click right to see which one it belongs to. 3 / 36
That mouth is on 'Braceaccuda' which is at Ames Orthodontics. 4 / 36
Have you seen this seabees sign before? Click right to find out where it's at. 5 / 36
That close-up is on 'Sailor Fish'. That fish is located permanently inside of Bremer Bank now to limit the damages to the base. It is right next to a large window though, so the fish is still easily visible from outside or inside. 6 / 36
Do you know where this close-up image was taken? Click right to find out which fish it is from and where it's located at. 7 / 36
That close-up was taken where you would need to start to find these fish on your own - at the Chamber of Commerce. It's name is 'Hooked on DL'.8 / 36
Do you know where this close-up is from? Click right to find out. 9 / 36
That close-up was part of the 'Utility Fish' that is stationed right outside of the doors of the City Offices. 10 / 36
Have you seen these pennies before? Click right to find out what fish they are on and where it's located at.11 / 36
That penny eye was from 'Sparta', the fish on the second floor of the Historic Holmes Theatre.12 / 36
Try looking farther away at this one if you get stumped. To see what fish this close-up is from and where it's located, click right. 13 / 36
That close-up was of part of the house that was painted onto 'Dynamic Fish House'. This fish is located outside of a model Dynamic Homes. 14 / 36
This is another tricky one, but maybe you can recognize where it's from. Click right to find out. 15 / 36
That close-up was of a point of the red star on the fish at Fair Hills Resort. 'Sunny Daze' is located just inside of the office there. 16 / 36
You probably recognize this painting style, but do you know what fish it is on? Click right to see. 17 / 36
That close-up was from the well-named 'Vincent' of the Holiday Inn. 18 / 36
Think you know what fish these jewels belong to? Click right to see if you've got it. 19 / 36
Those jewels are part of the fish that hangs above the Hotel Shoreham. It's another well-named fish: 'Bejeweled to Cover a Checkered Past'.20 / 36
Do you know what fish has these painted on kids swimming? Click right to find out. 21 / 36
As it says right on the fish, this one is located at Lakecrest Resort. It's name is 'Sun' and Fun'.22 / 36
Here's a close-up of a different looking fish. If you think you've figured out where it's from, click right to see the full image and location. 23 / 36
That was a close-up of the couch that splits 'Pez de Muebles' in half. This fish is located at Michael's Furniture and Flooring. 24 / 36
You might not recognize this close-up, it's of a fish that was redesigned in the past three years. Click right to see what it looks like now and where it is located. 25 / 36
That close-up was of the fixed-up 'Northland' that sits right outside of Northland Realty. They bought it a few years ago from someone else and had it redesigned. 26 / 36
Do you know which fish this close-up is from? Click right to find out. 27 / 36
You might have caught a live fish before that looks like this sculpture. That close-up was of 'Snappy the Sunny', which is at Snappy Manufacturing. 28 / 36
Here's another tough close-up; try looking at this further away to see if you know where it's from. Click right to see the full image if you think you've got it or get stumped. 29 / 36
That was a close-up of the ship on 'TT Cruiser', the fish that's inside of Travel Travel at the Washington Square Mall. 30 / 36
You might know where this close-up is from just because of that smile. Click right to see if you've got it. 31 / 36
That close-up was of 'Always', who hangs above the Sporting Goods section at Walmart. 32 / 36
Here's a close-up of a well-known fish around DL. Think you know where it's at? Click right to find out. 33 / 36
That close-up was of 'Fiesta Fish', who sits just outside of the clothing shack at Zorbaz. 34 / 36
This close-up almost looks like it's got a blue lake behind it. Click right to see the whole fish and where it is located. 35 / 36
That close-up was of 'Mally', the fish inside of Washington Square Mall, just outside of Claires. 36 / 36

Of the 50 Sunny in DL fish sculptures that were originally made by Hans Gilsdorf in 2003, less than half are still up. There were only 18 that we were able to get pictures of, as three are located on private properties and two are in storage (hopefully coming out soon). The others have gone to fishy heaven, been stolen, sold, or taken down to limit damages.

Take a trip around DL this summer and search out the remaining fish - you can stop at the Chamber of Commerce for a map of the original and current sculptures out there.

Desiree Bauer

Desiree's family moved back to Frazee, where her parents grew up themselves, in 2009. She graduated from Frazee High School in 2016 and Southwest Minnesota State University in 2019. Done with college and into the 'adult' world, Desiree is eager to get into the writing and editing field, starting with this internship at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers.