Today’s trophy tale

Owen Hiltner, 8, Waconia • 26-inch walleye • Lake Latimer

(As told by dad, Mike Hiltner) My son, Owen (above), caught this 26-inch walleye with a bobber and leech while fishing with me on Lake Latimer near Long Prairie. Owen had a good weekend of fishing, catching three more walleyes 17 to 18 inches, a 4-pound largemouth bass and two northerns. He outfished me and his grandpas. He said his secret was “orange and pink colored hooks!”


Nam Nguyen (left) of Apple Valley caught and released this 22-inch largemouth bass while fishing from a canoe on Lake Ann in Chanhassen.



Kincaid Villella, 7, of Blaine caught and released this 26-inch walleye on Lake Kabetogama while fishing with his dad, Sam. It was caught on a Lindy rig with a minnow.



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