ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Daughter 'skunks' Gary Luibakka

Gary Liubakka of Hibbing remembers taking his daughter Stacy fishing for brook trout 20 years ago on a stream where he knew she could catch some fish.

Gary Liubakka of Hibbing remembers taking his daughter Stacy fishing for brook trout 20 years ago on a stream where he knew she could catch some fish.

"All I had to do was bait the hook and take the fish off," Liubakka said. "I did not even fish that day."

Stacy caught a limit of brookies, Liubakka said, and the family ate them for supper that night. After Stacy was married, she was telling the story of how she had "skunked" her dad that day. Liubakka just told her that some days he wasn't so lucky.

"A little later, she looked at me and said, 'You let me catch all those fish, didn't you?'" Liubakka said.

"You skunked me," is all Liubakka said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Time passed, and Liubakka took Stacy's son, Aiden, to a lake stocked with rainbow trout.

"Fishing was a little slow, but Aiden was able to land three really nice trout, one about 17 inches and two about 14 inches," Liubakka said. "All I did was bait the hooks and cast them out. It was a great day for both of us."

When they got home, Aiden ran to the house to show off his catch.

"Mom," he said, "I caught all of these, and Grandpa didn't catch any."

His mom looked at her son and said, "When I was your age, I skunked Grandpa, too."

Then she looked at her dad and winked.

What To Read Next
The system crashed earlier this month, grounding flights across the U.S.