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Brad Dokken

May 27, 2018
Neal Leier of Bismarck caught this new North Dakota state record walleye weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces May 18 on the Missouri River in Bismarck. (Photo/ Mike Anderson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Record North Dakota walleye leads to story of 1952 lunker weighing nearly 19 pounds
23 hours 10 min ago
May 20, 2018
Brad Dokken: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies on the eve of Minnesota Fishing Opener
May 20, 2018 - 6:00am
May 13, 2018
Ryan Getz of Bismarck caught this 51-inch, 41-pound, 5-ounce muskie Feb. 24 through the ice on New Johns Lake in Burleigh County. Had the fish been a hybrid muskie, it would have set a new state record. Instead, genetic tests confirmed the fish as a pure strain muskie. It's still the  third-largest pure-strain muskie ever recorded in the state. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: Big North Dakota muskie from New Johns Lake falls short of state record
May 13, 2018 - 6:48am
May 6, 2018
Brad Dokken with a lake trout from a 2014 fly-in fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan. (Photo/ Brad Durick)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: My favorite fish to catch would be ...
May 6, 2018 - 6:14am
April 29, 2018
This newspaper clipping from May 16, 1996, recalls the Minnesota Walleye Opener Brad Dokken spent ice fishing on still-frozen Lake of the Woods. Click on the image to see the clipping in its entirety.
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: The '96 walleye opener ice fishing on Lake of the Woods was a day to remember
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
April 22, 2018
Brad Dokken: Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
April 22, 2018 - 6:39am
April 15, 2018
Brad Dokken: Deer issues dominate Game and Fish meeting
April 15, 2018 - 6:01am
April 8, 2018
The parking lot already full, pickup-and-boat trailer rigs line the road off state Highway 11 leading to the Vidas Access on the Rainy River near Clementson, Minn., in April 2015. The popular spring fishery draws anglers by the thousands as soon as the ice  goes out. The spring walleye season on Rainy River and other Minnesota-Canada border waters ends Saturday, April 14. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Battling spring fishing crowds on the Rainy River has lost its appeal
April 8, 2018 - 6:00am
April 1, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Spring 2018 will go down as one of 'those' springs
April 1, 2018 - 6:00am
March 25, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Women's shotgun program needs participants
March 25, 2018 - 6:00am
March 18, 2018
With the outline of a wheeled fish house that had been set on the ice clearly visible in the foreground, five northern pike were dumped and left  in late January on Devils Lake. An angler with an appreciation for pike and a knack for removing the pesky Y-bones salvaged the fish, which hadn't been frozen long. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
March 18, 2018 - 6:22am
March 13, 2018
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VIDEO: A kids' fishing story — as told by a kid
March 13, 2018 - 1:14pm
March 11, 2018
Ryan Getz holds the 51-inch muskie he caught Feb. 24 on New Johns Lake. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has sent a tissue sample to a lab for genetic testing to determine whether the fish is a  pure or hybrid strain muskie. If the fish is a hybrid muskie, it will be a new state record. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Getz)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: New Johns Lake produces yet another trophy muskie
March 11, 2018 - 6:00am
March 4, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Embracing ice and snow on Lake of the Woods
March 4, 2018 - 6:00am
February 23, 2018
In this video grab, Larry Lunski of Ardoch, N.D., uses a hammer to free the antlers of an entangled buck from the head of its dead rival Dec. 2 in Towner County northwest of Devils Lake. Lunski and his wife, Dee, were able to free the buck, which bounded to freedom. (Video/photo courtesy of Dee Lunski)play button
Brad Dokken: Two more crazy antler encounters
February 23, 2018 - 9:02am