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A Perham man found these filleted fish dumped near a local lake in mid-April. About two weeks before that, another Perham resident wrote a letter to the editor to the East Otter Tail Focus reporting dumped fish near Big Pine Lake. Submitted photo

Illegal fishing reported in Perham area

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People have been illegally harvesting walleye, northern and other game fish in the Perham area recently, and are even dumping the remains of filleted fish near area lakes.

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The season for these fish in Minnesota has been closed this year since Feb. 26 and doesn't reopen until the May 12 fishing opener.

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