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Former University of North Dakota hockey player Toby Kvalevog admires a Leech Lake walleye he caught last month. Kvalevog, now an eighth-grade teacher in Brainerd, Minn., has made the transition from college hockey to becoming a fishing guide. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service

Former UND goalie Toby Kvalevog’s netminding gig these days refers to his job as a fishing guide

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WALKER, Minn. - The bend in Toby Kvalevog’s fishing rod told him the walleye he’d been looking for was down there at the other end of the line.


“That’s a big one,” he said, playing the heavy fish that hit a jig tipped with a shiner minnow in about 10 feet of water. “This is why I like fishing Leech Lake. It sure feels good anyway.”

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