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Three Weeks Later, Walker Able To Take Part In Original Governor’s Fishing Opener

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 10:51 am

On Saturday, Governor Scott Walker was finally able to participate in the Governor’s Fishing Opener, after waiting three weeks for all the ice and snow to melt.

Originally Walker was scheduled to participate in the annual event on May 4 on Lake Namakagon. Walker had to reschedule the event because of the ice that was still covering the lake.

Walker’s fishing guide told WDIO-News that Walker was able to bring in a walleye, breaking the governor’s curse. The last governor to catch a fish on opener was Jim Doyle 10 years ago.

Earlier this week the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative was announced. The initiative is a $13 million plan to stock more and bigger walleye in Wisconsin lakes. By 2016, the DNR said Wisconsin Lakes could have up to a million more walleye.

Next year’s annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted on Balsam Lake in Polk County.

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