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Trophy Room: Aaron Fjestad 27-inch Lake of the Woods walleye

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Aaron Fjestad of Lino Lakes, Minn., released this 27-inch walleye Friday, June 21, on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods.

Aaron Fjestad of Lino Lakes, Minn., caught this 27-inch walleye on a jig and minnow while fishing the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods. “We have been fishing the Northwest Angle for 40 years (and) fishing has never been this good,” said his dad, Orian Fjestad of Fargo, who submitted the photo.

Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos Brad Dokken at bdokken@gfherald.com or mail a photo to 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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