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Bill Harmon of Chamberlain, S.D., snagged this 127-pound, 9-ounce paddlefish May 7 on Lake Francis Case to break the old record of 120 pounds, 12 ounces that had stood since April 1979. (Submitted photo)

Anglers flock to northwest N.D. to snag a paddlefish

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But the oil boom hasn’t deterred them from visiting the region each year to try to snag the ancient fish.

“The fishing hasn’t changed,” said Dennis Ahlfs of Detroit Lakes.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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