Another summer of fishing is history, but the memories will linger for years. Based on the scores of photos sent to Trophy Tales by readers, many of those special moments involved kids. Today, on our last fishing page of the season, we share some of the catches that made summer 2013 one to remember. Starting next week, our Wednesday Outdoors page will return with coverage of hunting, conservation, natural resources, outdoor recreation — and fishing. Thanks to the hundreds of people who submitted photos and fish tales this season.
- Doug Smith
Tanner Ziegenhagen, 11, of Darwin, Minn., caught this 48.5-inch, 33-pound muskie on Big Mantrap Lake near Park Rapids, Minn.
Noah Bartos, 8, of Chaska, caught and released his first muskie, a 38-incher, on Lake Waconia.
ONE BIG NORTHERN
Drew Conzemius, 7, of Greenwood, caught this 30-inch northern on Lake Minnetonka while fishing with his dad, brother and a family friend. He caught it in 20 feet of water in St. Alban's Bay using a minnow.
Katelyn Larson, 8, of Fargo, N.D., caught this 12-inch crappie while fishing on West Lost Lake in Otter Tail County with her uncle, Jedd Hartmann of Chaska.
ON HER OWN
Jenna Fawcett, 12, of Waconia, caught and released this dandy 29-inch walleye on Lake Mille Lacs while fishing with her dad, Scott. She caught and landed it on her own.