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Press Photo by John Odermann Following a tough winter, the majority, if not all, of the game fish in Patterson Lake died North Dakota Game and Fish officials said Wednesday. There is a silver lining, however, with high water levels the lake is poised for a quick comeback.

'From the ashes'

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Jeff Hendrickson was hopeful the only carp and bullheads he'd see were on laying on the shores of Patterson Lake.

But following a netting survey of the lake, Hendrickson, the southwest district fisheries supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said the carp and bullhead population is still healthy in the fishery southwest of Dickinson.

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