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Rodney Doriot and Rebecca Kozack fished off the public pier near downtown Park Rapids Saturday. In the background anglers were wading in the Fish Hook River. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Rainy start turns to sunshine for opener in Park Rapids area

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After a lousy, but typical start to the Minnesota Fishing Opener, it ended with a burst of warmth and sun.

But come rain or shine, the walleyes were biting.

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Many happy anglers left the Park Rapids area after filling their limits both Saturday and Sunday. But they much preferred the sun to the wind, rain and cold that started off the weekend.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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