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Alexandria graduate Evan Eigen holds up a 28-inch walleye he caught through the ice on Lake L’Homme Dieu in 2012. Eigen released the fish after the photo. (Contributed)

Walleyes still going on many lakes

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Anglers who long for that first solid freeze on area lakes were lucky this season in that they didn’t have to show much patience before getting out on the ice.


The cold snap that hit Minnesota over the past month made for some early ice across the Douglas County area. In turn, anglers have been able to go after walleyes when the bite has been good.

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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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