Minnesota Master Angler - Brady Baxter


Brady Baxter did, on May 9, 2021, caught and Released by sportfishing method from Minnesota waters a 55" / 42 lb 5 oz Sturgeon - Lake and is hereby recognized as an official Minnesota Master Angler.

Fish Catch Details

  • Angler Name: Brady Baxter
  • Angler Home: Hawley, Minnesota
  • Date of Catch: May 9, 2021
  • County: Koochiching
  • Lake/River: Rainy River
  • Species: Sturgeon - Lake
  • Size: 55" / 42 lb 5 oz
  • Catch Was: Released
  • Catch Story: I had never fished for Lake Sturgeon before this year, but I had always wanted to. I went out with a family friend who knew the Rainy River, and he put us on fish. He caught a 50"+ Sturgeon the first day, but I only caught a handful of Suckers. I brought my father-in-law out the next day and we went to the same spot on the river. He caught two small Sturgeon to start the day and I was still catching only Suckers. Eventually I had my chance and it was worth the wait... I fought the fish for 12 minutes before handing my pole over to my father-in-law as I grabbed the fish by the tail and brought it in to the boat. I will never forget that moment!! After taking some pictures, we measured it and weighed it, determining it was 55" and 42 lbs. 5 ounces. It was a fish of a lifetime!
  • Witness Name: Mark Esler
  • Witness Home: International Falls, Minnesota

Official Certificate

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