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Scott Murphy of Chicago visited the Mike Holte family on Lake Geneva recently, where he caught this 27.5-inch, 7.5-pound walleye in between catching about a dozen bass. (Contributed photo)

Fishing: Great bite proves worth the wait for anglers

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Anglers from around the area had to wait to get on the water this spring, but it's a wait that proved to be worth it with the kind of bite that has been hitting on many area lakes.


Anglers in the 2013 Osakis Lions Walleye Tournament June 15 and 16 were right in the middle of that. A total of 436 walleyes were caught in the tournament, including 242 the first day. The biggest of those was seven pounds brought in by Pat Mulroy and Tim Fritz of Minneapolis on day one.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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