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Nice Fish: Top catches from around the region


Walleye released 25-inch minimum

  • 29 inches -- Ryan Rogalla, Thief River Falls, Island Lake, Minn.

  • 28½ inches and 28 inches -- Don Hecht, Grand Forks, Lake of the Woods.

  • 28 inches -- Roland Boucher, Erskine, Minn., Lake of the Woods.

  • 28 inches -- David Olson, Pembina, N.D., Lake of the Woods.

  • 27¾ inches -- Marv Engesether, Plummer, Minn., Lake of the Woods.

  • 27½ inches -- Mike Hergert, Grand Forks, Lake of the Woods.

Walleye kept 8-pound minimum

  • 29½ inches -- Jason Jensen, Grand Forks, Lake of the Woods.

Crappie kept 1½ pound minimum

  • 1 pound, 10 ounces -- Ryan Somsen, West Fargo, N.D., Brewer Lake, N.D.

Report your big fish tales to Brad Dokken at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or toll-free (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148, 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.

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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