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This couple got in some early practice crappie fishing Saturday afternoon on Lake Emma. The walleye and northern opener is this weekend. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Anglers anticipate opener

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In a region where it's practically scandalous for the governor to eschew the jack pine plaid folks by fishing the metro area, the walleye opener is the ultimate lure to the northland.


By this weekend, seasonal cabins will re-open, resort cabins will see some early business and life will begin anew in the north country, land of 10,000 (actually 11,842) lakes.

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