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Kit Beckel, a guide for Sportsman's Lodge near Baudette, Minn., holds a 25-inch walleye caught on a jig and minnow in late September near Stony Point. Creel surveys from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirm what many anglers already knew: Fishing on Lake of the Woods during the past year has been very good. Photo by - Brad Dokken/Forum Communications, Co.

Survey shows high walleye take on Lake of the Woods

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Anglers on Lake of the Woods have kept more walleyes in the past year than harvest quotas call for, but fisheries managers say it's not a concern at this point.

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Results from the first creel surveys conducted on the lake in five years don't necessarily make a trend, officials say.

"This is definitely something we pay attention to, and we're going to continue to monitor," said Phil Talmage, area fisheries supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Baudette, Minn.

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