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Anglers fished from shore and boats early Saturday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A beautiful weekend to fish

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The fishing gods smiled on Minnesota's walleye opener.

Anglers and watercraft inspectors were out on the glassy lakes by dawn Saturday throughout Hubbard County under bright sunshine.

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In Park Rapids, long lines formed at convenience stores, bait shops and tackle vendors. A summer of promising commerce had begun.

"I'd guess our fishing license sales were up about 20 percent," said Debbie Lempola, co-owner of Delaney's Sports Center.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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