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DNR outdoor report: Some northern lakes still locked in ice for fishing opener

8:44 AM, Apr. 25, 2014

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Wisconsin general inland game fish season opens this Saturday, and anglers will find many lakes in northern Wisconsin still have significant ice cover and will likely be inaccessible for fishing. Lakes are mostly free of ice now from about Highway 8 South. Lakes to the north of there still have up to 15 inches of ice, which is very soft and honey-combed, and is not considered safe for any form of travel or ice fishing.

Nearly all rivers and stream are open, but they are running high due to snowmelt and rains. Many of the smaller flowages have opened up and anglers should target these waters for the ...

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