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Erin Shoberg, of Fargo, smiles as her dog, Remy, investigates her walleye caught recently on Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Open Season: Wind, waves, walleyes sure signs of spring

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The wind whipped Ottertail Lake into a wave-riddled froth resembling an army of white-helmeted soldiers marching to war.

Then the trolling motor quit.

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When dead in the water on angry seas, a person's first reaction ought to be panic.

Mine was disappointment.

As the boat quickly ebbed south into deeper water, it occurred to me, rather starkly, that the day may be over before it began.

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