A family trip on the Wisconsin River near Sauk City in September produced quality multispecies fishing, including this smallmouth bass caught by Carl Baker, a 16-year-old at York High School.
‘‘All were catch-and-release, except for three 18-inch walleye that made the cooler,’’ father Boyd Baker emailed.
They were fishing river rigs with crawlers and even caught a sturgeon.
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