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Kyle Anderson, left, and Doug Pierzina of the Department of Natural Resource's fisheries staff in Ortonville clip the fins of walleye they stocked in Lac qui Parle Lake. On Monday, they had 75 pounds or about 450 fish to stock. DNR fisheries workers are clipping the ventral or pectral fin of each yearling walleye stocked into Lac qui Parle to make it possible to monitor the effectiveness of the stocking program. They will clip the fins on 2,500 pounds of yearling walleye -- roughly 25,000 fish -- this se...

New stocking strategy helping numbers on Lac qui Parle Lake in western Minn.

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MILAN BEACH RESORT -- Before most anglers catch their first walleye of the season, Kyle Anderson and Doug Pierzina will have let something like 25,000 of them slip through their hands.

But not before they take the time to snip a piece of the ventral fin from each of them.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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