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Northwood woman lands first-ever muskie while fishing walleyes on Lake Ashtabula

Do you have a fishing photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos to Brad Dokken at bdokken@gfherald.com. Please include the angler’s name, town of residence and whether the fish was kept or released.

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Jessica Steward with her 39-inch muskie, released. (Photo submitted by Justin Steward)
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Jessica Steward of Northwood, N.D., caught and released her first muskie Monday, July 19, on Lake Ashtabula while trolling a crankbait for walleyes. The muskie measured 39 inches and weighed 10 pounds, said her husband, Justin Steward, who submitted the photo.

Do you have a fishing photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos to Brad Dokken at bdokken@gfherald.com. Please include the angler’s name, town of residence and whether the fish was kept or released.

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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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