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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.


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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