Great Day for Anglers


     Anglers in Wisconsin were out bright and early this morning to kick off the fishing season.  It was a great day to get outside, as people waited anxiously to catch the “Big One”.

     The DNR says some anglers were out on the water as early as midnight.  The DNR adds that there are a few fishing regulation changes this year, so make sure you’re up to speed before hitting the water.

     Scott Thiede, WI DNR:  “They’re catching a lot of Walleye;  I saw a 26-inch Walleye, a 29-inch Walleye caught. There’s some Perch, Suckers, a lot of Bass being caught as well, so a lot of happy fishermen with stringers of fish.”

     Governor Scott Walker also hit the water for the 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener.  He was fishing on the water of the Chippewa Flowage in Sawyer County.  He says fishing license sales are up 25-percent this year.

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