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Don Mickel of Bemidji poses with the walleye he caught in April on the Rainy River. Mickel's length and girth measurements of the fish convert into a possible state record in terms of weight but many area anglers question the measurements. Submitted Photo

Area anglers question weight, dimensions of walleye

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BEMIDJI - By nature, fishermen have to be laid-back types who can spend the better part of a day content with a bite that never comes. But they also have to be competitive because the goal each trip is to outwit the fish.

Since Don Mickel announced he caught a potential Minnesota state record walleye on the Rainy River earlier this spring, the Bemidji area guide has encountered fishermen possessing both qualities.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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