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St. Louis River muskies appear to weather flood

8:59 AM, Jun. 18, 2013
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After a tough summer last year, muskie anglers on the St. Louis River aren't sure how fishing will be this summer.

Sampling by Minnesota and Wisconsin fisheries crews this spring turned up lots of muskies. In five days on the river, Department of Natural Resources crews from the two states trapped and released 187 muskies from 17.8 inches to 50.7 inches long, said Dan Wilfond, Minnesota DNR fisheries specialist at French River. But only two fish were longer than 50 inches.

"We were expecting to see some bigger fish, but we didn't see many over 50 inches," Wilfond said. ...

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