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Matthew Jahner holds up the heavy, 65-pound halibut that he caught during deep-sea fishing Sept. 5-9 off the coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island.

Deep-sea fishing: Make-A-Wish Foundation organizes Alaskan trip for Dickinson man

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The water was choppy on the first day of an Alaskan deep-sea fishing trip, but it didn't stem the enthusiasm of Matthew Jahner, 20, of Dickinson who was granted the trip by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


"Monday was terrible -- we had 8 to 11-foot swells -- it was nasty and we fished until 11 a.m.," said Jahner. "Tuesday through Friday was absolutely beautiful and the water was calm."

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