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A teenage girl catches a fish out of a pond near Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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A father and son catch a fish out of a pond near Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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A brother and sister catch a channel catfish from a farm pond near Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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A local boy carries a bucket of Nile perch caught in Lake Albert.

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Locals carry bucket loads of tiny carpenter fish from Lake Albert.

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A teenage girl holds up her tiny catch, Loma, Nebraska.

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Two brothers with their son stop for a portrait before fishing, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A father and son inspect their catch, a large mouth bass, Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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A large mouth bass caught in a pond near Valparaiso, NE.

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A northern pike in Big Bird Lake near the town of Cross Lake, MN.

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A northern pike cought in Big Bird Lake near the town of Cross Lake, MN.

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A man fishing for northern pike on Big Bird Lake near the town of Cross Lake, MN.

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A teenage girl fishing for northern pike on Big Bird Lake near the town of Cross Lake, MN.

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A man releases a large mouth bass into a farm pond near, Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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A fishing village along the shore of Lake Albert, where locals have started sewing their mosquito netting together to literally strain the lake of the last of the fish here. All they’re getting are minnows at this point.

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At the fishing village of Kyehoro, local boys now catch what few fish remain. This lake used to be famous for its massive Nile perch, but sizes and stocks have dwindled due to massive overfishing.

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At the fishing village of Kyehoro, the locals catch tiny carpenter fish for food for themselves, and to sell as animal feed. Here, a woman spreads fish on a dirt road to dry in the sun, and adds dirt to give the fish more weight when she sells them. This is the smallest fish (and last fish species) they can strain from Lake Albert; people turned to it after Nile perch populations dwindled due to overfishing.

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The fishing village of Kiryamboga, against the base of the east wall of the Albertine Rift.

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A young boy anticipates catching a fish near Ceresco, Nebraska.

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A young boy fishes from a boat near Ceresco, Nebraska.

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A young boy casts his fishing line from a boat near Ceresco, Nebraska.

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