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Shane Wruck of Buffalo, Minn., has enjoyed walleye fishing with good success in recent years at Otter Tail Lake and surrounding lakes. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

Ice won’t put the freeze on fishing opener

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Ross Hagemeister, Otter Tail Lake professional fishing guide, says nothing could stop the fishing opener in Minnesota – not even the ice still lingering on some area lakes.


The thought of cancelling the walleye opener “sounds like Santa canceling Christmas... Sorry Santa, we don’t cancel major holidays in Minnesota,” said Hagemeister.

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