Today’s trophy tales

Christy Smith, Hopkins • 24½-inch walleye • Lake of the Woods

An avid angler, Christy Smith had never caught a walleye before this beauty. This catch was the largest for the month of June at Witch Bay Resort on the Ontario side of the lake.

Another athlete: Xavier Lumpkin, 12, of Edina, pictured with his father, former U football star Sean Lumpkin, caught and released this 32-inch northern pike on White Bear Lake on July 28.

Thumbs up: Drew Conzemius, 12, of Deephaven, caught his personal best — a 31-inch northern pike — in Carson’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka, using a jig worm. Friend Ella Ringer, rear, approved of the catch.

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