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Three-year-old Jamy Slack of Alexandria smiles with John Mueller of Appleton as they pose with a 13-pound walleye they caught on Lake Ida last week. (Contributed)

Giant walleye on Lake Ida

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Appleton’s John Mueller took advantage of an opportunity to get out on the ice last week with 3-1/2-year-old Jamy Slack of Alexandria for a fishing trip that neither of them will forget for quite some time.


Mueller and Slack got set up on the ice on Lake Ida at about 3 p.m. and caught a few crappies and bass before they hit a lull. It took about 20 minutes with no action before all that changed.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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