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WI Fishing Opener: Look For Walleyes In The Shallows

Created: May 01, 2019 08:52 PM

Wisconsin's Inland Fishing Season opens Saturday.

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According to the DNR, more than two million anglers spend about $1.5 Billion in the state annually on fishing.

The hope is finding a spot to cast a line on opener. Most lakes in Douglas and Bayfield counties are open. Waters are a little high in some area rivers.

If you're looking for walleyes, you might find them in the shallows.

"The ice-off this year was just a tiny bit later than average and that means the walleyes will be just tail end spawning when fishing season opens maybe and on some lakes, maybe on some lakes, back on the feeding mode after the spawn, so I anticipate it being pretty good," says Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Biologist Scott Toshner.

For more on the fishing opener, click here to visit the DNR's website.

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