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.

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

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

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