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Worthy Opponent
It took Birch Fett, of Cascade, Mont., more than an hour to land this beautiful 32-pound king salmon from Alaska’s Contact Creek. Birch used a #10 Glo-bug in tandem with a 7-weight rod.

**Eighty Years in the Making **
Looking back on a lifetime of great catches, 80-year-old Charles Frank of New Orleans says nothing compared to the fights he had with the exotic peacock bass of the Amazon Basin. This one weighed 20 pounds.

**Bargain Trout **
It was a cold, clear May morning that saw Johnny Lytle, of Great Falls, Mont., take this 29-inch pre-spawn rainbow on a silver spoon he’d fished out of a $1 basket at Wal-Mart. The fish came from what Lytle calls the “Glory Hole” at Pishkun Reservoir outside Choteau.

It Takes Two
Doug Krebs and his four-year-old granddaughter Madeleine are quite a team on the water.

Doug uses the mackeral she catches to hook big stripers like this 39-pounder.

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