Trophy tales: Muskie times two

  • Updated: August 7, 2013 - 7:14 AM

Doubling up on muskies were (clockwise from top left)  Jackson Utermarck of Fairmont, Minn.; Randy Soma of Brookings, S.D.; guide Matt Seifert and Braeden Lueders of Brookings.

Randy Soma, Brookings, S.D.• 51.5-inch muskie •Lake Vermilion


“We had great success on Lake Vermilion trolling for muskies. We hired guide Matt Seifert from Musky Mercenary Guide Service to guide us for two days. Our group caught a total of seven muskies. The highlight was catching two at the same time. My 51.5-inch fish hit first, and we were able to net her just as the leader broke. During that time, a second 46-inch muskie hit Braeden Lueders’ lure as it was motionless on the surface. Matt was able to land both fish in the same net, creating memories that will last a lifetime.”


Grace Swiggum, 8, of Hopkins caught this 17-inch largemouth bass on Shirt Lake near Deerwood.


Chaucer Countryman, 10, of Minnetonka caught and released this 18-inch largemouth bass on Lake Minnetonka with a rod and reel he won at a Fur Fin & Feather Club outing. “The fish was diving and moving all over the place, and my new rod worked great,” he reported.

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Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure 7
Atlanta 0 Postponed
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
NY Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Cleveland 0 Postponed
Detroit 0
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 11
Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 7
Seattle - LP: B. Beavan 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr. 5
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada 1
Boston - LP: B. Badenhop 1 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb 2
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 4 FINAL
Houston - LP: L. Harrell 2
Toronto - WP: A. Loup 9 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 3
NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo 0
Oakland - WP: J. Johnson 10 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: Y. Herrera 9
Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 2
Los Angeles - LP: B. League 2 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit 3
New York 109 FINAL
Brooklyn 98
Denver 105 FINAL
LA Clippers 117
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