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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Bismarck’s LaVern Gross, front, paddlefishes at Sundheim Park on Friday in McKenzie County. Gross has traveled to northwest North Dakota for paddlefish season since 1995.

Anglers flock to ND to snag a paddlefish

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CARTWRIGHT — Northwest North Dakota has more people and traffic than it did a decade ago when Dennis and Brenda Ahlfs began traveling from Minnesota for paddlefish season.

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But the oil boom hasn’t deterred them from visiting the region each year to try to snag the ancient fish.

“The fishing hasn’t changed,” said Dennis Ahlfs of Detroit Lakes.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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