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Brad Dokken

July 15, 2018
Dokken out of the office
July 15, 2018 - 6:34am
July 8, 2018
Dokken out of the office
July 8, 2018 - 6:06am
July 1, 2018
A European cousin to the walleye, zander have similar markings but are now are considered an "injurious species" in North America. Spiritwood Lake near Jamestown, N.D., has the only known North American population of zander, a remnant population from a one-time stocking in 1989. Kyle Heim of Bismarck caught this 27-inch, 7-pound zander June 6 while fishing Spiritwood. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Heim, Bismarck)
Brad Dokken: Zander column prompts reader questions about European cousin to the walleye
July 1, 2018 - 6:30am
June 24, 2018
Kyle Heim of Bismarck caught this 27-inch, 7-pound zander June 6 on Spiritwood Lake northeast of Jamestown, N.D. Stocked one time in 1989, zander -- a European cousin to the walleye -- occasionally are caught in Spiritwood, but it's pretty rare. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Heim)
Brad Dokken: Bismarck man catches rare European zander -- a walleye relative -- on Spiritwood
June 24, 2018 - 6:00am
June 17, 2018
A proposal to reduce the winter walleye-sauger limit on Lake of the Woods aims to bring harvest of the two species back in line with DNR management goals. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Lake of the Woods, Rainy River limit proposal seems reasonable
June 17, 2018 - 6:12am
June 3, 2018
Lake trout were staples on the menu during 2014 fly-in fishing trip to Kamatsi Lake in northern Saskatchewan. The menu for this year's return trip will feature more of the same. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Planning kicks into high gear for long-awaited fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan outpost camp
June 3, 2018 - 6:34am
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
May 27, 2018 - 6:01am
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