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Small fish, big smiles

Kevin Emery, 10, of Red Wing hauls in a fish Thursday on the shore of Pottery Pond. - R-E photo by Ryan Nilsson1 / 4
Vanessa Stephens looks to release her fish back into Pottery Pond after having it weighed. Stephens is a 5-year-old resident of Hager City. - R-E photo by Ryan Nilsson2 / 4
Five-year-old Brady Arneson of Red Wing holds his fish up for inspection after dropping it on the Pottery Pond Park path. "This is a monster," Arneson said as he carried his catch to the weigh station. - R-E photo by Ryan Nilsson3 / 4
Isaac Nelson, Reese Nystuen, Logan Sammon and Allexis Bohmbach each took home a fishing pole after winning a contest at the Red Wing Rotary Kids Fishing Contest.4 / 4

Isaac Nelson hooked a largemouth bass that weighed .65 pounds to win the biggest fish contest at the Red Wing Rotary Kids Fishing Contest.

Nelson, 10, had stiff competition Thursday at the Pottery Pond: The 47 entrants caught more than 400 fish during the 90-minute event.

Reese Nystuen caught the most fish. The 6-year-old finished with 40.

Logan Sammon, 10, caught the first fish while Allexis Bohmbach, 6, was honored for catching the smallest fish. Adam Dilks, 5, tied Bohmbach for the smallest fish, but he lost a drawing to determine the winner.

Nelson, Nystuen, Sammon and Bohmbach each won a fishing pole.