BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When tourism spokesmen for two top ice fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest go head to head in January, there could be a lot on the line — their fishing lines, anyway.

Tanner Cherney at North Dakota’s Devils Lake and Joe Henry at Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods are facing off in a walleye fishing competition Jan. 3 that will be carried live on Facebook.

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There’s nothing fishy about it. The goal of the Walleye War is to have a little fun and to highlight the two lakes that are popular destinations for anglers.

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Henry says ice fishing is part of the regional culture, and he and Cherney plan to have fun showcasing the sport and the lakes.

The Facebook fish-off should all be fun and games … until someone loses a walleye.

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