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Ask most fisheries biologists or veteran anglers and they’ll likely acknowledge that never before have overall pike and perch fishing in North Dakota been as good as they are right now. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)

DOUG LEIER: Darkhouse spearing yet another way to enjoy banner pike numbers

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I’ve always enjoyed my own little internal debates, like would I rather have a 12-ounce hamburger steak for a little less price than an 8-ounce ribeye?


And the same concept applies to the outdoors. Would you rather catch 15 decent perch or three big pike during a few hours of ice fishing?

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