Trophy Room: Lake of the Woods northern
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1/26: Mason Jobin of Hermantown, 14, reeled in this 29-inch walleye on Lake Superior near Duluth recently.
2/26: Elizabeth Ketchem of Rochester, Minnesota, caught this giant, 40-inch lake trout on Lake Superior near Duluth on the morning of June 15th.
3/26: Rianna Reiter of Duluth caught and kept this 26-inch brown trout while fishing on Lake Superior June 17 just off Duluth.
4/26: Charlie Goman, of Duluth, caught and released this 28-inch walleye while fishing on the St. Louis River with his dad, Pete Goman.
5/26: Dustin King caught this 31.5-inch walleye while fishing out of Pine Point Lodge on Crane Lake.
6/26: Ryan Eaton of Duluth, 17, caught this nice bass fishing on Wild Rice Lake Reservoir just outside Duluth.
7/26: Dan Grover, Hermantown, caught this 21.7 pound lake trout in Lake Superior on June 4 while he was participating in the Jaws Western Lake Superior Fishing Tournament. It was largest trout!
8/26: Matthew Kreft, of Duluth, caught and released this 46-inch musky on Island Lake.
9/26: Carl Sundblad, of Babbitt, caught and kept this 30-inch, 10-pound walleye on Bear Island Lake near Babbitt recently.
10/26: Levi Lucia, age 6 of Andover, Minnesota, caught this 15-inch walleye on Cadotte Lake while fishing with Dad Matt Lucia and Grandpa John Lucia.
11/26: Leah Isaacson, of Gary New Duluth, caught this 52-inch sturgeon on the St. Louis River.
12/26: Kelly Ribich of Hermantown caught this 23-inch walleye on a little lake using "a bright green hook with a minnow and yellow float ball." The fish was kept and eaten for dinner. And check out the old Johnson outboard!
13/26: Robert Sikkila with his 58-inch sturgeon caught on the Rainy River.
14/26: Troy Opitz of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, caught this 30-inch walleye recently while fishing on Lake Superior near Duluth. Opitz plans to have the fish mounted.
15/26: Kirk Jeane of Denham Springs, Louisiana caught this big brown trout on lake Superior near Duluth recently. The fish was 31.5 inches long, which is longer than the state record brown trout, but wasn't quite as heavy. Jeane plans to have the fish mounted.
16/26: Eli Berg of Virginia, Minnesota, caught and released this 28-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods.
17/26: Liam Berg, of Virginia, Minnesota, caught and released this 31-inch northern on Lake of the Woods.
18/26: Madisyn Lord of Duluth caught this 1.25-pound bluegill while fishing on Sand Lake near Deer River.
19/26: Duluthian Grace Carlson catches her first fish on her little pole on Island Lake while fishing with her dad, Jesse Carlson.
20/26: John Boynton, of Superior, caught this 27-pound, 43-inch northern June 18th, on Wawang Lake, Graham, Ontario.
21/26: Charlie Ambacher of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, caught this 21-inch smallmouth bass while fishing on Crane Lake.
22/26: Five-year-old Dierks Erjavec, of Duluth, caught his first fish ever - this crappie - while fishing on Fish Lake Reservoir north of Duluth with his grandfather, Tony Mancuso.
23/26: Megan Stingle, of Carlton, caught and released this 29.5-inch walleye on the St. Louis River.
24/26: Sam Peyer of Duluth caught and released this 46-inch muskie on Island Lake north of Duluth on Aug. 6.
25/26: Andy Richey Jr., of Duluth, caught and released this 19-inch smallmouth bass on Island Lake near Duluth.
26/26: Sam Benson from Duluth caught and released this 20.5-inch smallmouth bass on Island Lake on Aug. 10.
Two weeks before he died, Scott Olson’s hospice nurse asked him if there was anything he wanted to do before his final days. His wish was to go fishing.
Forty years ago the Minnesota founders of Pheasants Forever — from the metropolitan area and from Kandiyohi County — met on the shores of Eagle Lake north of Willmar and agreed to the local control model that the organization continues today. The surviving founders of that meeting returned to Eagle Lake to visit about the organization's start and how they made that critical decision.
Owners of Ballard’s Black Island fishing camp on Lake of the Woods make the best of a challenging summer
Fishing might have been tough in the preceding days, but apparently these walleyes hadn’t gotten the memo. We enjoyed walleye action that was nearly nonstop on this balmy Thursday in August.