Justin Hockensmith, a St. Paul native, caught the above 38.5-inch trophy pike May 23 drifting dead ciscos in the BWCA. Hockensmith released the fish, which he estimated to be at least 18 years old.


Wendy Mowry of Rosemount caught this 28-inch trout on Lake Superior on May 23. Mowry was with a local charter, which was trolling about 20 minutes from Duluth Harbor when she hooked the fish. She landed it several minutes later.



8-year-old Alan Groskreutz of Eagan, with the help of his uncle Clarence Miller, caught his first walleye — a 21-incher — on Lac qui Parle Lake on May 29.


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