Area youth snags 10 lb., 29 1⁄2 inch Walleye

Submitted photo Seven-year-old fishing enthusiast Paityn Rasmussen snagged a 10 lb., 29 ½ inch Walleye last weekend while fishing with his father on the Root River. After a day of striking out at several of their favorite fishing spots, the pair scoped out a new spot on the Root where Rasmussen baited his hook and reeled in the big fish without a helping hand. Rasmussen lives in Rushford with his father Jake Rasmussen and mother, Kelsey Gilbertson.