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The Pomme de Terre River, above, as it flows towards Appleton offers small rapids with pools of water holding walleye, great for fishing. Submitted photo

Taking down barriers to good fishing


MONTEVIDEO -- If fishing for carp and bullheads is your desire, just look for a silt-filled reservoir.

These fish dominate in the poor quality habitat created by river dams, according to Chris Domeier, a fisheries biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Ortonville.

If walleye, northern pike or catfish are more to your liking, take a look at the Pomme de Terre River in Appleton or soon, the west branch of the Lac qui Parle River in Dawson.

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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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