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Nolan Bakke walleye

Nolan Bakke 9, Newfolden, Minn., caught and released this 26-inch walleye Jan. 18 on Lake of the Woods while fishing with his dad, Craig, and grandpa Dean Skoien of Roseau, Minn., who's helping Nolan hold the fish. The walleye hit late in the aft...

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Nolan Bakke 9, Newfolden, Minn., caught and released this 26-inch walleye Jan. 18 on Lake of the Woods while fishing with his dad, Craig, and grandpa Dean Skoien of Roseau, Minn., who's helping Nolan hold the fish. The walleye hit late in the afternoon. "Nolan had a smile on his face for the rest of the day," Craig Bakke writes. Nolan is a fourth-grader at Marshall County Central in Newfolden.

Nolan Bakke 9, Newfolden, Minn., caught and released this 26-inch walleye Jan. 18 on Lake of the Woods while fishing with his dad, Craig, and grandpa Dean Skoien of Roseau, Minn., who's helping Nolan hold the  fish. The walleye hit late in the afternoon. "Nolan had a smile on his face for the rest of the day," Craig Bakke writes. Nolan is a fourth-grader at Marshall County Central in Newfolden.

Related Topics: LAKE OF THE WOODSFISHING
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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