Retka, Skajewski win state high school muskie fishing tournament

Nick Retka and Lee Skajewski of Little Falls won the Minnesota High School Muskie Fishing tournament at Lake Bemidji, July 2. The duo has competed in the tournament since its inception in 2010, when they were state runners-up. The pair qualified for the state tournament with a 27 1/2-inch muskie to place third in the regional tournament at Lake Alexander, June 22. The winning fish at the state tournament was a 45-inch muskie. Pictured with the state championship plaque are (from left): tournament director Tom Keith, Lee Skajewski and Nick Retka.