“Fish of a Lifetime”

Posted by MNAngler On August - 4 - 2009

Now that I’ve written about my fishing stories of my week up in Northern Minnesota, I wanted to tell you about a fish tale from my friend and colleague, Harley.

Harley has also been going to the Gunflint Trail area once or twice a year for over 20 years. Someday when we’re up there at the same time, we plan to exchange fishing holes, but it hasn’t worked out yet.

He happened to be up the same week I was last month, but our previous commitments prevented us from hooking up. He did, however, tell me about catching a “fish of a lifetime” that trip.

31" walleyethe jaws

He caught this monster 31″ walleye using an 1/8 oz pink jig w/leech and fluorocarbon leader. His buddies said his G Loomis rod was bent in half during the fight. It was landed at about 3:30 in the afternoon with scattered clouds and released. So I could go catch it!

Congrats, Harley!

3 Responses to ““Fish of a Lifetime””

  1. […] I find amazing is that my friend and colleague caught a walleye in Northern Minnesota that was 1 ½ inches short of Levesque’s fish of 32 ½ inches. Minnesota’s state record […]

  2. […] friend and colleague who caught his “Fish of a Lifetime” last summer sent me this video of an 18 lb walleye being pulled out of an ice hole in […]

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