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Cold delays DNR walleye sampling, egg-taking

Published 04/21/2013, Duluth News Tribune

Fisheries biologists with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Duluth and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Superior annually sample the St. Louis River walleye population by electro-fishing above the Minnesota Highway 23 bridge in early spring. Most years, they sample about 1,000 walleyes to learn their ages and lengths. This year, DNR officials plan to sample 5,000 to 7,000 fish and do a full-fledged population estimate, said John Lindgren, fisheries specialist senior at the Minnesota DNR.

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