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Once controversial slot limits have proven effective on some lakes in increasing anglers' catch rates and increasing the number of larger walleyes in a population. Forum Communications Co. File Photo

Anglers adjust to slot limits and better catches

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DULUTH -- "Slot limit" used to be a dirty word. Or two words.

Nobody was keen on the idea of putting back walleyes that otherwise might have wound up in a frying pan.

Deer River fishing guide Jeff Sundin remembers speaking up for a slot limit that was proposed for Lake Winnibigoshish in the late 1990s.

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