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Dick Sternberg of the Leech Lake Fishing Task Force tells a Walker audience at a community gathering Monday night that the task force is recommending the continued stocking in Leech Lake of 7.5 million walleye fry to maintain the lake's recovery as a premier walleye fishery. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Leech Lake hopes to keep walleye fishery strong

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WALKER -- Leech Lake's walleye fishing continues to improve, and community leaders want it to stay that way by stocking 7.5 million walleye fry annually.

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"We feel that at least 7.5 million fry stocked a year will quantify reproduction" of naturally occurring walleye, Dick Sternberg, a fish biologist, said during a community forum in Walker on Monday night.

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