Today's Trophy Tale: Outfishing dad and grandpa

  • Updated: July 29, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Lily Rudeen, 12, Farmington • largemouth bass • Sylvan Lake, Brainerd

(As told by her dad, Scott Rudeen; shown with her grandfather, Al Rudeen)

Lily was fishing with me and her grandpa, Al Rudeen of Roseville, using a minnow on a pink jig (yes, pink!) Within five minutes, Lily got a huge bite, set the hook just like grandpa showed her and the fight was on! As I coached her on how to adjust her drag, grandpa scrambled for the net. At one point, the bass jumped out of the water, and Lily screamed, “I got a big one!” She landed her jumbo bass like a pro! She went on to catch several more fish that day, outfishing me and my dad. We were so proud of her!

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