Our Outdoors: Headshakes and Eyerolls


April 11, 2022

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What Could It Be? The author holds up a mirror carp, the end result of a fun fight and multispecies mystery on the Sheyenne River in Valley City, N.D.

In the depths of the cold channel, I felt my line slowly pull away from the bottom and gave a steady tug back on the jig below. The end of my rod bowed in a long arch as the heavy fish moved along as if it hadn't realized it had been hooked yet. The weight below was far cry from that of the 12-to-14-inch lethargic walleyes we had been dredging out of the reach upstream from us which required a...

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