Trophy tales: A successful first cast

  • Updated: May 27, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Brenna Wessman, 10, Otsego • walleye • Lake Mille Lacs

(As told by Brenna’s uncle, Trent “TJ” Lorenzen, Brooklyn Park)

This past Memorial Day weekend, I was able to take my niece, Brenna, out fishing on Mille Lacs. We had just anchored and put out a couple bobbers with leeches for Brenna and her sister Alayna, 13. In the meantime I picked up my jigging rod and put a shiner on it. After a couple of casts, Brenna asked if she could try jigging. After a brief tutorial in how to work the bait, I said go for it. Lo and behold, she reeled in this monster walleye on her very first cast. She may have hooked the fish, but it’s Brenna who is now “hooked’’ on fishing.


Donyal Eret of Chisago City caught this 23-plus-inch walleye on Chisago Lake recently while fishing with her brother, Tom, and his fiancée. It was getting dark when Tom said “one more cast,” and Eret hooked this dandy.


Adam Walsh, 11, of Blooming Prairie with a big bass he caught and released on Cannon Lake in Faribault. “We were fishing with a worm and a bobber and WHAMMO, this guy just attacked,’’ said Adam’s mom, Jennifer. “I didn’t have a scale or a tape measure, but we are guessing it's about 5 pounds. The size doesn’t matter as the look on his face is priceless!’’

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Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen 7 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke 1
Miami - WP: M. Latos 2 FINAL
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 1
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 6 FINAL
Toronto - LP: M. Estrada 3
Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: S. Miller 9
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 3
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly 0 FINAL
Boston - WP: R. Porcello 2
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 8 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 2
Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar 3 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 5
Detroit - LP: S. Greene 2 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija 5
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 2 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: T. May 1
Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez 7 FINAL
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 4 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Harris 7
Arizona 0 Postponed
Colorado 0
Seattle 1 Top 6th Inning
LA Angels 2
San Diego 0 Bottom 6th Inning
San Francisco 6
Washington 90 FINAL
Atlanta 106
Memphis 50 3rd Qtr
Golden State 39
Chicago 1 FINAL
Minnesota 0
Anaheim 3 3rd Prd 6:17
Calgary 2
San Jose 1 FINAL
Houston 0
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