Fisherman refutes critics of potential state walleye record, bait shop owner questions fish size
BEMIDJI - By nature, fishermen have to be laid-back types who can spend the better part of a day content with a bite that never comes. But they also have to be competitive because the goal each trip is to outwit the fish.
Since Don Mickel announced he caught a potential Minnesota state record walleye on the Rainy River earlier this spring, the Bemidji area guide has encountered fishermen possessing both qualities.
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