'Bucket list' brown trout is one for the wall

Saturday Feb. 11 started like any other day of ice fishing. Wyatt Blevins of Missoula and his friend Morgan McKinney set out on the ice just before sunrise.

The brisk Montana morning promised a day of cold air and light breezes across the arid ice field of Seeley Lake's frozen surface. Blevins set a line and immediately caught a small pike.

"I was like 'okay, today might be alright,'" Blevins said.

The first pike was a small one and as the following hours brought more of the same their optimism was waning. With no special pike taking the bait, they decided to aim for some perch instead. Just t...

 

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