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Former University of North Dakota goaltender Toby Kvalevog admires a Leech Lake walleye he caught June 11. Kvalevog of Brainerd is a partner in Leisure Outdoor Adventures, a guide service in north-central Minnesota. He also is an eighth-grade physical education teacher in Brainerd. (Brad Dokken / Forum News Service)

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WALKER, Minn. — The bend in Toby Kvalevog’s fishing rod told him the walleye he’d been looking for was down there at the other end of the line.

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“That’s a big one,” he said, playing the heavy fish that hit a jig tipped with a shiner minnow in about 10 feet of water. “This is why I like fishing Leech Lake. It sure feels good anyway.”

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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