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A fisherman brings a fish in a bucket to be weighed during the Jamestown Rural Fire Department Fishing Derby Saturday on Jamestown Reservoir, fish houses dotting the lake behind him.(Kari Lucin / The Sun)

Hundreds at derby; Funds raised help Jamestown Rural Fire Department

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Armed with ice augers, rods and reels and their wits, nearly 800 anglers braved the icy winds Saturday at the Jamestown Rural Fire Department Fishing Derby to catch more than 175 fish — crappies, perch, walleye and northern pike.


“This area’s pretty well-known for good fishing, and the people who fish it do well,” said Rick Woehl, fire chief with the JRFD.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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