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Josiah Cosby, 14, of Hutchinson, landed this nearly 28-inch walleye on Lake Mille Lacs.

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Today's trophy tale: First time is the right time for catching big walleye

  • June 22, 2011 - 12:51 AM

[As told by grandfather Steve Block]: "This was Josiah's first time walleye fishing, and it worked out that my son Tony [Josiah's uncle] was home from Florida to vacation with our family over Memorial weekend. The three of us left the rest of the family at the cabin and went out to do a little evening bobber fishing. We were on the water about 15 minutes when Josiah's bobber slowly went down. He set the hook and the battle was on. 'Get the net grandpa, this is a big one,' he said. It measured just shy of 28 inches. We took a few pictures and then released it.''

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