Each Sunday this summer, the News Tribune's Outdoors section will publish a list of big fish caught in our region. No, it isn't a contest. It's just a listing of many of the largest fish caught throughout the Northland. To get your fish listed:

  • Email your information to outdoors@duluthnews.com

  • Call the News Tribune at (218) 723-5300 or (800) 456-8282. Be sure to list the angler's name, hometown, the body of water where the fish was caught, nearest town, the resort you stayed at (if applicable) and the length or weight of the fish.

We want your fish photos!

We'd also like to see photographs of you and your big fish. We'll publish some each Sunday and post more in our seasonal web gallery. Here how to send us your photos:

Email them to outdoors@duluthnews.com. Use jpg (jpeg) format and be sure to include all pertinent information.

A reminder that the News Tribune, in an effort to promote responsible handling of fish that are released, will not run photos of people with fish that are being mishandled under generally accepted guidelines. Do not hold fish vertically with one hand. Support the fish with two hands. Keep your hands entirely away from the eyes and gills. And keep those photos coming!



Walleye release

28-inch minimum

31 ½ Robie Wayne, Minnetonka, Minn., Saganaga Lake, Seagull Creek Fishing Camp, Grand Marais

31 ½ Kaye Arkin, Scottsdale, Ariz., Saganaga Lake, Seagull Creek Fishing Camp, Grand Marais

30 ½ Jim Brown, Trempeeleau, Wis., Saganaga Lake, Seagull Creek Fishing Camp, Grand Marais

30 ½ James Ford, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake

29 ½ Mike Berg, Grand Marais, Saganaga Lake, Seagull Creek Fishing Camp, Grand Marais

29 Dave Dircks, Devils Lake, N.D., Saganaga Lake, Seagull Creek Fishing Camp, Grand Marais

28 Steve Foster, Indianapolis, Ind., Saganaga Lake, Seagull Creek Fishing Camp, Grand Marais



Northern release

31-inch minimum

34 Jason Nicholson, Monmouth, Ill., Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake



Largemouth bass release

18-inch minimum

21 Jeff Makela, Superior, Bass Lake, Iron River

19 Nancy Buchman, New Richmond, Wis., Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake



Smallmouth bass release

16-inch minimum

22 Nigel Turk, Peoria, Ill., Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake

20 Sam Galloway, Eldridge, Iowa, Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake

19 James Ford, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake



Crappie release

13-inch minimum

13 ¾ Dominic Verdone, New Lenox, Ill., Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake

15 Rebekah Ford, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake



Muskie release

30-inch minimum

41 Joe Tucker, Chicago, Crane Lake, Pine Point Lodge, Crane Lake



Sturgeon release

50-inch minimum

68 Danielle Stay, Dayton, Minn., Lake Kabetogama, Moosehorn Resort, Lake Kabetogama



Lake Trout

8-0 pound minimum

35-0 Dave Fleck, Finland, Lake Superior, Little Marais

35-0 Tony Klinker, Finland, Lake Superior, Little Marais