Meet Brenna Burley of Grand Rapids, Minn. She was a virginal sturgeon fisherwoman when she went out, pole in hand, with her boyfriend. He got a bite, but told Ms. Burley she could reel this one in. A 10-minute fight ensued.

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"Of course all us girls were screaming, having a great time! ... I finally had to give the pole to Josh — my hands were shaking — and we landed it. I could not believe the size! It was 56 inches. We released it. This was an experience of a lifetime — the adrenaline and excitement was unforgettable!"

Then, she submitted that eyepopping picture to the local paper. Good stuff.

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Trophy tale: Hello, sturgeon [Star Tribune] (H/T Doug)