3 Year-old Catches 27″ Northern. WITHOUT A ROD AND REEL.

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I have to say, this story seems fishy to me.

OK now that I have that out of my system, I have to admit this seemed a little unbelievable. But haven’t we all been there at some point as a kid? Creating a makeshift fishing pole or crabbing trap by whatever we could find? That’s exactly what happened to Tyler Albersman to catch a 27″ northern.

Photo submitted to Star Tribune.
Photo submitted to Star Tribune.

While heading out on a family fishing trip, Tyler forgot his rod. So his Grandpa Dave made him a “pole” from “a tree branch, tying on a 4-foot line, a jig, and a pencil bobber.” And right-off, it snagged a couple of sunfish. But that was nothing compared to what happened when the bobber dipped below the surface of Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota.

Click here for the Star Tribune‘s original report on the story. And by all accounts, it seems to check-out!

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