Winnipeg team wins North American AYA Title!

By Don Lamont

I can remember bringing my son and daughter to a number of Angler, Young Angler events when they were younger. However we never got to experience the thrill of winning this event. Two girls from Winnipeg managed to take home the North American title recently against 15 other teams from across the continent. They also won a trip to Disney World for their efforts!

Eden Toth along with friend Grace Cudmore landed almost 43 pounds of walleye during the one day event held on Lake of the Woods August 24th. They were guided Cory Toker along with Eden’s dad Danny Toth. The girls qualified for this event by winning the event held on Lac du Bonnet earlier in the year.
Danny Toth says they won the Lac Du Bonnet qualifier in June when Eden caught a large walleye over 30 inches and coming in at 10.5 pounds for a total weight of just over fourteen pounds.  Toth says during the championship on Lake of the Woods they fished a deep water hump using large minnows and of course, pink jigs, the girls favorite!  Toth says guide Corey Tokar kept them on the spot in 21 feet water, the sonar full of large arcs. Toth says eighty percent of the walleyes caught were over 23 inches with the  largest a 28 inch master walleye caught by Grace broken arm and all.
picture from left to right: Eden Toth, Cory Toker, Dan Toth and Grace Cudmore

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