Northern stretches and stretches: Willie Malcom, of Edina, caught this 39-inch northern pike at Miles Bay on Lake of the Woods while on a trip with his father and grandfather. He used a black jig and plastic artificial silver minnow.

She won the battle

Hunter Guilday, of Chanhassen, caught this 21-inch bass on Lotus Lake. She used a plastic worm to nab her personal best after a big fight.

Son tops dad

Chet Davenport, 12, of Minneapolis, caught this 31½-inch northern on Farm Lake near Ely, Minn., using a slip bobber with a minnow. His catch topped his father’s 5-inch perch. Each fish was released.


Kent Larson, of Shoreview, caught this 28-inch, 5-pound northern pike on the Upper Whitefish Lake near Crosslake, Minn. Admiring his catch are his nephews Kaden, age 3, and Bryson, 6.

Her biggest catch

Anastasia Harper, of Afton Alps, caught this personal-best 26-inch walleye on Steamboat Lake, near Walker, Minn. She used a long shank jig tipped with a red tail chub.

Small lake produces

Rob Rychner, of Plymouth, caught this 6-pound, 3-ounce bass on a small lake in central Minnesota. He used a large blue spinner.

Today’s edition of the Star Tribune’s weekly Fishing Page concludes our series of spring and summer photos. Thank you to all who e-mailed Submissions far outnumbered the number of images we published. Our coverage of the Minnesota fishing scene continues, of course, but as hunting seasons approach, our emphasis naturally shifts toward fields, marshes and forests. The next round of reader-submitted photos will coincide with deer season. Until then, we’ll return to our regular format for Wednesday Outdoors.