Fish tales: A Mother's Day special

  • Updated: May 14, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Sue Hough, Plymouth • 27-inch walleye • Lake Hubert (near Brainerd)

(As told by her husband, Scott Hough) My wife, Sue, likes to fish for crappies by bobber in the summer when it’s calm and warm at our cabin on Lake Hubert. She never had gone walleye fishing and certainly would not go out during a normal opener. However, after a nice Mother’s Day brunch this year, I suggested we take the pontoon out because it was beautiful, and just for kicks I set her up with a Lindy Rig and a leech. About 30 minutes later she yells that either she has a big fish or the trolling motor has her line. I said the motor is off and I’ll get the net. A few minutes later she boated a 27-inch walleye that the DNR chart estimated was more than 7 pounds. I congratulated her on her first walleye and told her this was like a non-golfer getting a hole-in-one!

A day with Grandpa: Chase Risic, 6, of Tonka Bay, right, with four crappies and a northern he and his grandpa, Rick Zweig of Excelsior, caught on Lake Minnewashta on the fishing opener.

BWCA bass: Tim McMullen of Delano with a 20 ¾-inch smallmouth bass he caught in the BWCA. Though many lakes there were ice-covered, McMullen and his son found open water — and good fishing — on the Kawishiwi River.

Trophy tales

To be considered for our fishing page, e-mail your photo and story to Identify anglers and where they live, and include details about the fish and where and how it was caught.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.


Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario 7 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Soria 4
Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta 3
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne 2
Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo 10 FINAL
Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez 4
LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: R. Webb 0
Seattle - WP: J. Beimel 6 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw 5
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 3 FINAL
Miami - LP: T. Koehler 1
Minnesota - LP: C. Thielbar 3 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 6
Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez 6 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 5
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke 4 FINAL
Arizona - WP: O. Perez 7
Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw 2
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Winnipeg 27 FINAL
Hamilton 26
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton 8/8/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/9/14 6:30 PM
Atlanta 85 FINAL
Tulsa 75
Phoenix 67 FINAL
Minnesota 75
New York 74 FINAL
Chicago 87
Indiana 76 FINAL
Seattle 67
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question