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Walleyes such as this respectable fish Jonny Petrowske of Waskish, Minn., landed in December 2011 were abundant this winter on Upper Red Lake. A relaxed slot limit and good fishing resulted in the highest wintertime walleye harvest since fishing on Upper Red resumed in 2006, a Minnesota DNR creel survey shows. Forum News Service File Photo

Creel survey documents strong winter season on Upper Red Lake

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Buoyed by good fishing and an expanded range of “keeper”-size fish, anglers kept more than 93,000 pounds of walleyes this winter on the Minnesota portion of Upper Red Lake.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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