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Published September 17, 2013, 06:55 PM

Record number of 12-inch Perch in Devils Lake waters

Devils Lake locals like to say they have the perch fishing capital of the world in their backyard. Now the numbers are backing up that claim. North Dakota fisheries biologist Todd Caspers says there are a record number of 12-inch Perch in Devils Lake waters.

Devils Lake locals like to say they have the perch fishing capital of the world in their backyard. Now the numbers are backing up that claim. North Dakota fisheries biologist Todd Caspers says there are a record number of 12-inch Perch in Devils Lake waters. Devils Lake tourism director Suzie Kenner says the perch bite has been strong all summer.

Perch are normally easier to catch during the fall and winter months. Kenner says the strong summer bite is a good sign for anglers coming to the lake later this year and that the expansion of Devils Lake over the last 20 years has helped fish numbers thrive in the lake.

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