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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • North Dakota seeing windfall of whopper fish

  • One-fourth of all documented record fish in North Dakota history have been caught in the past five years, and more might be in jeopardy in the near future.
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  • One-fourth of all documented record fish in North Dakota history have been caught in the past five years, and more might be in jeopardy in the near future.
    A record goldeye caught in Lake Audubon last month was the seventh state-record fish caught since 2010. State Fisheries Chief Greg Power says more fishing lakes and a lot more anglers are reasons for the sudden windfall of whoppers.
    But when it comes to walleye and northern pike, no one has landed a record since man stepped on the moon.
    Power says he thinks the northern record might fall in the next five years.
    Devils Lake resort owner Kyle Blanchfield thinks the perch record might also fall soon. That record has stood for 32 years.

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