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Leapin' walleye photo op.

Leapin' Walleye Fish Photo Op

Field review by the editors.

Kabetogama, Minnesota

With such a bounty of giant fish in Wisconsin and Minnesota, travelers run the risk of getting jaded, perhaps bored, with each new town's scaly offering. Even a fisherman -- who might appreciate the difference between a bluefish and a tiger muskie -- would rather be out catching the real thing.

But if you're casting about for a special fish statue on a road trip, the Lake Kabetogama walleye is one of the better photo ops. The designer, in addition to capturing an exciting pose in 14 ft. of leaping fiberglass, equipped it with a saddle for travelers to pose. A ladder around the back and a fish handle makes mounting easy.

The original bucking fish was built in 1949. Today, a couple of sculpted splashes of water and brightly painted sign below the statue adds that perfect novelty postcard touch.

Also see: Wall-Eyed War of the Walleye Capitals

Leapin' Walleye Fish Photo Op

9344 Hwy 53, Kabetogama, MN
Around eight miles east of Ray, at the junction of US Hwy 53 and County Road 122, which leads to Lake Kabetogama.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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