Gavin’s first ‘big fish’

Photo submitted by Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson, of Forest Lake, wishes to thank the friendly stranger, pictured right, who lent a helping hand at the Lakeside Memorial Park boat landing. On June 24, Anderson’s 13-year-old son Gavin Penaz, left, hooked a 41-inch muskie. Gavin was able to reel in and beach the fish, but needed a hand in lifting it up to the dock. The stranger, who was returning his boat to the landing, helped Gavin lift the fish and get photographic proof of his big catch. “It’s nice to have caring, friendly people in our community!” Anderson writes.