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hasn’t lost her touch Deanna Hohenstein, 75, of Balsam Lake, Wis., hadn’t fished in years since the family went after crappies at their cabin near Mankato — but recently she didn’t look rusty during her first walleye fishing trip ever to Lake of the Woods. “She caught a number of walleye over the weekend, but this 24-incher was her personal best for the trip,” reported her son, Keith Hohenstein. She released the fish.

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dock full of pride Sami Hankinson, 8, of Edina, caught this 18-inch bass off a dock at Gull Lake. “She was very proud of her fish, and even more proud that she could hold it,” said her dad, Casey. “I was proud of the catch, but also proud that she put on her own leech to catch it.” She released it.

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Trophy tales, part II: Back on the water and big bass from the dock

  • August 20, 2013 - 7:40 PM

Trophy tales

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