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Andrew Thill of Fargo hoists one of several largemouth bass caught during an excursion to a secluded lake near Detroit Lakes, Minn., in early July. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Open Season: Bona fide bass bonanza

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After we'd caught a dozen bass or so, the morning undoubtedly was a success.

By the 24th, the day was a bit beyond successful.


But when the 50th bass was horsed out of the lake and into our landing net, one thing was made as clear as the water around us: this was dumb.

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