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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.

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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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