Local shops struggle to fill shelves ahead of Wisconsin fishing opener

Created: April 28, 2021 07:12 PM

Saturday marks the Wisconsin fishing opener. As anglers prepare for the big weekend, some Northland shops are struggling to keep supplies on the shelves.

"There's been a few reasons like COVID-19 has kind of had an impact on supply chains. Warehouses are having issues getting employees in to fill orders to inventory the items into their warehouses," explained Scott Miller with Northwest Outlet.

Miller added that it's been a challenge to fill orders for rods, reels, and certain styles of bait.

His advice to anglers is to shop around. While low inventory is a widespread issue, there is a good chance at least one local shop will have what you need.

Fishing and keeping walleyes, largemouth bass and pike begins at 12:01 a.m. May 1 in the Badger State.

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