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Jon Falch pike

Jon Falch of Larimore, N.D., caught this northern pike -- his first open-water fish of the season -- while fishing from shore along a small area lake. Falch, who caught the fish on a Lindy River Runner crankbait, said he didn't measure the pike b...

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Jon Falch of Larimore, N.D., caught this northern pike -- his first open-water fish of the season -- while fishing from shore along a small area lake. Falch, who caught the fish on a Lindy River Runner crankbait, said he didn't measure the pike before releasing it but figures it was about 24 inches long.

Jon Falch of Larimore, N.D., caught this northern pike -- his first open-water fish of the season -- while fishing from shore along a small area lake. Falch, who caught the fish on a Lindy River Runner crankbait, said he didn't measure the pike before releasing it but figures it was about 24 inches long.

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Brad Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1998.

Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics.

Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.
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