Joe Tanner of Brooklyn Park caught and released this 3.5-pound largemouth bass on Lake Miltona this month. “My friend suggested I try a rubber worm,’’ he said. “I had never used one and always sort of laughed when others suggested it. I hooked one up, and after about five minutes this largemouth hit. It’s the biggest bass I have caught to date; now I’m a true believer in the rubber worm!”


Mary Lindholm of Hugo used her young daughter’s fishing rod to cast off the back of the boat into White Bear Lake while her husband, Rob, fished for muskies at the bow. “She thought she went through some weeds, but the weeds tugged back,’’ Rob Lindholm said. It was this 29-inch walleye. They took a photo and released the fish. “The only thing going on the wall will be the photo to always remember the day,’’ Rob said.