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.
NO DOUBT, A BIG TROUT
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.
NO. 1 WALLEYE
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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