Photo gallery: News Tribune Trophy Room for 2021
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1/30: Sandy Burgstahler, of Duluth, caught a northern while fishing near her cabin in Cotton that weighed 13.5 pounds, 38-inches long and girth was 15.5 inches. She is shown her with her granddaughter, Harper. (Submitted photo)
2/30: Kathleen Sicard, of Osceola, Wisconsin, caught and released this nice 13-incher on the St. Louis River with a jig and a minnow. Sicard was fishing with Houston's Guide Service. (Submitted photo)
3/30: Dylan Hagen, of Duluth, from left, Dakota Flohaug, of Grand Rapids, and Braden Hovell, of Ettrick, Wisconsin, hold up a few of the fish they caught with Capt. Matt aboard the 5 Star Hooker of Happy Hooker Charters on Labor Day. They had doubles on three times. It was their best time ever on the big lake. Dakota's trout weighed in at 10 pounds, 6 ounces. The other two were just under 9 pounds. They caught their limits. Contributed / Greg Anderson
4/30: Kaitlin Slette, of Duluth, caught 40-plus-inch lake trout on Lake Superior fishing with her dad, took a quick picture and released it. Contributed / Patti Slette
5/30: Rick Slotness, of Great Falls, Montana, caught this 19-pound lake trout on Lake Superior near Knife River on Sept. 3. (Photo submitted by Marlene Slotness)
6/30: Lorin LeMire, of Duluth, caught and released this big redfin lake trout on Lake Superior near Grand Portage in late August. LeMire released the fish without weighing or measuring it, but the veteran big lake angler estimates it weighed about 25 pounds. Contributed photo
7/30: Sandy Goman, of Rice Lake, Minnesota, caught and released this 27.5-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods out of Zipple Bay State Park near Baudette. She also caught and released a 25.5-inch walleye and a 35-plus-inch northern, all in a 30-minute period. Contributed / John Goman
8/30: Aria Isaacson, 5, of Saginaw, MN caught this 41.5-inch, 17-pound northern on Fish Lake on Feb. 21. Aria was 46 inches tall on that day. Her dad, Todd, set the hook for her and she pulled it up hand over hand by herself. The catch of her life at age 5! Dad had it mounted and it is on her bedroom wall. (Photo submitted by Mary Carlson)
9/30: Jackson Rosa, 6, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, caught this 19.5-inch largemouth bass on Lake Embarrass while fishing with grandpa. (Photo courtesy of Mark Rosa.)
10/30: Cherri Sandbulte of Duluth caught this 28.5 inch walleye on Lake of the Woods. (Photo courtesy of Greg Sandbulte.)
11/30: Jeremy, Evelyn, 6, and Hazel, 3, Nere, of Duluth, show off their catch from Caribou Lake. They caught a 17-inch largemouth bass, 2 northern and a sunfish. (Photo courtesy of Jaimie Nere).
12/30: Gabe Wefelmeyer, of Cloquet, caught and released this 34.5-inch musky on Cass Lake recently. It was his first musky. (Submitted photo).
13/30: Nolan Kleczka, 7, of High Bridge, Wisconsin, proudly shows off one of the many largemouth bass he frequently catches at the secret fishing hold near Mellen, Wisconsin, when fishing with his dad, Luke Kleczka, and his grandparents, Al and Bonnie Gilgen of Mellen. (Photo courtesy of Theresa Kleczka.)
14/30: Sheryl Carlson, of Poplar, caught this 30-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods while staying at the Ship's Wheel Resort in Baudette.
15/30: Sydney Hyduke, of Duluth, caught this 16-inch bass on Big Sturgeon Lake near Side Lake. It was the first time she’d ever been fishing. She just got her first fishing license and her brother-in-law was teaching her how to cast. The lake is very shallow so Sydney was on the dock practicing her casting without bait. Suddenly Sydney says… “I think I got something!” We ran out on the dock and she pulled out this big bass! (Photo courtesy of Mia Valentini).
16/30: Alix Craft, of Duluth, caught this bass Schultz Lake with assistance from her son, Wilder, 9. (Photo courtesy of Alix Craft).
17/30: Erik Howard, of Superior, caught and released this 16-inch smallmouth bass on the St. Louis River.
18/30: Leland A. Johnson, of Baudette, Minnesota, caught this 34-inch walleye near Garden Island on Lake of the Woods. (Photo courtesy of Leland A. Johnson)
19/30: Jackie Laine, of Floodwood, caught this 10.9-inch bluegill near Squaw Lake, Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Laine)
20/30: Thomas Dean, of Superior, caught and released this big, 10-inch bluegill on Lake Nebagamon recently.
21/30: Ruby Laine, 10, of Floodwood, caught this 27-inch walleye on Rush Lake near Rush City, Minnesota.
22/30: Kathy Rahkola, of Esko, caught and released this 27-5 inch walleye while fishing on the St. Louis River with Charlie Nelson Guide Service.
23/30: Jade Underdahl, of Duluth, caught this 38-inch northern on Lake of the Woods on May 30.
24/30: Dan Klein (left) and his son-in-law, Jake Carlson, both of Hastings, Minnesota, caught and released these nice walleyes recently on the St. Louis River in Duluth while fishing with Houston's Guide Service.
25/30: Jacob Adams, of Duluth, caught this 40-inch, 14.8 pound, northern pike on Fish Lake near Duluth. I landed it without a net on a 6 foot ultralight Griggs with a Daiwa Exceler LTD1000 reel, 6lb. test, 10lb. leader, yellow gig and a huge shiner on it.
26/30: Colby Manning, of Fredenberg Township, caught this 30.5-inch walleye on Fish Lake near Duluth.
27/30: My daughter, Emily Manning, Fredenberg Township, caught this 25-inch walleye on Fish Lake near Duluth. Emily is the store manager at the Minno-ette.
28/30: Tim Dillon, of Hermantown, caught and released this 31.5-inch walleye on the St. Louis River.
29/30: Nancy Andrews, of Duluth, shown here with her son Mike, caught this 28.5 inch walleye on Lake Vermilion while staying at Ludlow's Island Resort in Cook.
30/30: Parker Gerlach, of Dahinda, Illinois, caught this 30-inch lake trout on Crane Lake while staying at Pine Point Lodge.
More than 80% of the watershed that makes up the headwaters of the Minnesota River fails to meet water quality standards.
People wanted the ice road, and it’s definitely needed, Brett Alsleben of Points North Services on the Northwest Angle mainland said.