Today’s trophy tales

Dan Schwartz, Maple Grove • 50-inch muskie • Metropolitan area

After he had trolled for about 15 minutes on an undisclosed metropolitan-area lake, Schwartz’s rod bent and he knew a big one was hooked. It was released after a measurement and pictures.

Cathy Lyon of Sandstone was fishing Saganaga Lake on the Minnesota/Canada border for lake trout two weeks ago when she caught this 40-inch-plus northern pike in 46 feet of water.

Rhoda Brooks of Excelsior, fishing with her son and grandson on a July afternoon, caught her first northern on Excelsior Bay. Fishing near the shallows off Commons Park, she used a Shad Rap.

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