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Nebraska Angler Fined $1,200 For Too Many Walleye

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BAUDETTE, Minn. (AP) — A fishing trip to Minnesota turned out to be more expensive for a Nebraska man.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says 68-year-old James Thomsen of Ashland, Neb., was fined nearly $1,200 when he was caught with 27 walleye. The current daily and possession limit on Lake of the Woods, where Thomsen was fishing, is six walleye and not more than one longer than 28 inches.

A DNR conservation officer patrolling the nearly 350,000-acre lake began questioning Thomsen about the fishing on Lake of the Woods recently and discovered he was well over the walleye limit.

The DNR says the Lake of the Woods County attorney reduced the charge to a misdemeanor. Thomsen pleaded guilty to the violation and was fined $1,165.

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