Trophy Tales: Aunt Bette finally lands her trophy walleye

  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Bette Bryan, 75, Chanhassen • 30-inch walleye • Lake of the Woods

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Bette Bryan, 75, Chanhassen • 30-inch walleye • lake of the woods

(As told by nephew Steve Pederson of Eden Prairie)

My Aunt Bette, at age 75, finally caught the trophy walleye she has been fishing for all of her life. She has a trailer on the south side of Lake of the Woods and for years has watched her fishing buddies pulling in the big ones … but not her. So earlier this month, on Archie’s Reef in the middle of Big Traverse Bay, she caught this 10-pound, 30-inch beauty on a gold spinner and minnow in 22 feet of water. We released this healthy female, and Bette is going to get a mount made from this picture. Great job, Bette!

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