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Teresa Toikka-Jensen caught this big largemouth bass on a lake "near Embarrass and Babbitt" on May 16. Its combined length and girth were larger than that of the current Minnesota largemouth bass record. Toikka-Jensen released the bass. (Photo by Chris Jensen)

Was Moorhead woman's fish a largemouth bass record? We'll never know for sure

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It might have been a state record largemouth bass. But it's still swimming in a little lake up north.

On May 16, just three days into Minnesota's 2011 fishing season, Teresa Toikka-Jensen was casting an orange jointed Rapala from a dock at a lake in the Embarrass-Babbitt area where she and her husband were camped. She loves her orange jointed Rapalas.


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