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harvey lee

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This was submitted to me to post the photo about Kris Kristufek's grandson's first walleye. The smile tells the whole story. If this is what one catches on a Lake Lady rod, I should have owned one years ago.

Kris is the owner of LakeLady rods and is a sponsor on Fishing Minnesota.

http://www.lakeladyrods.com/

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That's my 7 year old grandson, Benjamin caught his first walleye yesterday (7/9/09). It was caught off the dock at his parents cabin on a "un-named" Brainerd Lakes area lake early in the morning, while still wearing his PJ's. The monster walleye measured 29" long with a 17-1/2" girth weighing in at 11 pounds! The fish took the Gulp-Alive minnow and bobber combination hook-line-and sinker, the battle ensued until Benjamin's mom got the net and landed this beautiful fish. The fish is being mounted as it did not survive after all the excitement.

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great fish, what a chub.

hopefully the mount does it justice.

And I think i've skipped worms under that dock wink

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wow! beautiful fish! congrats to the young guy. i bet he is hooked for life now laugh

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Awesome fish. 29" and 11 lbs? I'm surprised with a girth like that, it didn't weigh more. I'm 41 and your grandson has beat my biggest fish grin. Congrats Kris and Benjamin.

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wow! i didnt read the post below it! 11lbs!!! WOW!!! that is a monster for his first! BIG congrats!

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Congrats to the young man!

What an awsome fish!

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That smile is priceless. My daughters first fish was a 4 inch bluegill while icefishing and I saw the same expression. I'll never forget it.

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Geez, that's the second time this year I've heard of a munchkin catching a 11+lb walleye as their first one. Good for him!

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wow that is awesome and a great smile! I suppose time to target other species now, tough to beat that 1st walleye!

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