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Associated Press, Published October 07 2013

Survey: Walleye, perch numbers up on Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials say results from the summer portion of a fishing survey on Devils Lake and nearby Stump Lake show impressive numbers.

The report estimates that anglers kept 212,000 walleyes and 14,000 perch in June, July and August. That compares with an estimate of 92,000 walleyes and 2,400 perch during the same period in 2007, the last time a survey was conducted.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/196HwTo) that walleye and perch numbers were up despite fewer lines in the water. Anglers put in about 500,000 hours of fishing from June through August, compared with 627,000 hours in 2007.

The survey began in April and continues through next March.