MINOT, N.D.—As fishing stories go, Troy Brezden's is a holy cow, would-ya-believe-that, heckuva-doozy of a whopper. When he took the boat out Saturday, Aug. 26, onto the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea, the Minot man didn't pull up a big walleye or a northern. He caught his own fishing pole, the same one he'd dropped into 20 feet of water about a month earlier. Here's the story. A couple years ago, his wife, LaDonna, gave him a dynamite Father's Day gift: a $250 Pflueger reel. A pricey gift, but one that Troy deserved, LaDonna says.