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FNS Photo by Brad Dokken A brilliant sunset marks the end to a great day on the water Nov. 2 in the Northwest Angle area of Lake of the Woods. The day also likely marked the end to another open water fishing season, and it won't be long before the big lake again is covered with ice.

Last hurrah: November fishing trip to Lake of the Woods offers perfect, multispecies finale to another open-water season

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LAKE OF THE WOODS, Ontario — Fishing Lake of the Woods from a boat in November is a little bit like living on borrowed time, and Dan Schmidt knew it was time to quit telling stories and put a few fish in the box.

It took a couple of moves and a few more stories, but the bent-over fishing rods Schmidt encountered in a spot he calls “The Kitchen” told him everything he needed to know.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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