Walker Will Be Absent From Fishing Opener, But Urges Anglers To Hit Lakes


The snow and ice in northern Wisconsin could discourage anglers from attending tomorrow’s opening day of the inland waters fishing season.

But Governor Scott Walker hopes many anglers still do head to open-water lakes, though he’s postponed the governor’s traditional opening day fishing event.

“Fishing will be open tomorrow. There’s plenty of spots for people to fish. The fish is good. It was warm a couple of days ago when I was out on my motorcycle, so it’s good weather for fishing as well.”

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Walker was scheduled to fish near Cable, but there’s ice and snow there. He says rather than switch to a lake where the ice is gone for the year, he will fish in Cable closer to Memorial Day.