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Anglers anticipate a great Wisconsin opener

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This one ought to be something.

In typical years, the Wisconsin fishing opener occurs on the heels of ice-out. The water is frigid. The fish are usually sullen and sluggish.

But this year's opener, May 1, could be like nothing most northern Wisconsin anglers have ever seen. The ice will have been out a month or more. Water temperatures are already in the mid-50s. Walleyes and bass and crappies ought to be ready to go in another six days.

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