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NICE FISH: Big catches from this week

Northern pike released

32-inch minimum

  • 37 inches — Allan Mosbaek, Devils Lake, Devils Lake.

Catfish released

30-inch minimum

  • 35 inches — Tom Dennis, Grand Forks, Red River.
  • 33 inches — Carson Dennis, Grand Forks, Red River.

Paddlefish kept

70-pound minimum

  • 112 pounds, 6 ounces — Kent Neppl, Maddock, N.D., Yellowstone River.
  • 88 pounds — Lee Norquist, Elk River, Minn., Upper Missouri River.
  • 74 pounds — Mitchell Krebs, Belfield, N.D., Upper Missouri River.

Report your big fish tales to Brad Dokken at, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or toll-free (800) 477-6572 ext. 148, or mail to Brad Dokken, c/o The Grand Forks Herald, 375 Second Ave. N., Box 6008, Grand Forks ND 58206-6008. Please include the angler’s town of residence and whether the fish was kept or released.