New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Seeing Double: A C&R Story


October 12, 2020

Double Up! Jamie Risovi of New Rockford caught this trophy walleye on Devils Lake, twice! With its scarred dorsal fin, Risovi is quite certain the walleye of nearly 31-inches is the same fish he landed on both Apr. 30 and Oct. 3, 2020 while casting Phantom Softail lures for pike.

For most anglers, a walleye of 30 inches or better is the fish of a lifetime. That magic number signals a

true trophy and is often the threshold at which many would consider zipping back to the launch and off

to the taxidermist to get the fish mounted. However, for Jamie Risovi, a taxidermist himself and avid big

fish angler from New Rockford, N.D., who spends much of the spring and fall chasin...

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