Fishing season opens with ice on many lakes

CREATED May 4, 2013

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CABLE, Wis. - Fishing season officially got underway in Wisconsin Saturday with temperatures below freezing across much of the state.  In fact, in northern Wisconsin, most bodies of water are still covered with ice.

Although officials with the Department of Natural Resources had advised anglers stay off frozen lakes, a few ignored the advice, and instead, used small boats to ply the open water.

Others fished from the shoreline in spots, like near the Namakagon Dam.

More than 100 people attended the annual Governor's Fishing Opener at the Lakewoods Resort on Lake Namakagon, which is organized by the Wisconsin Indianhead tourism bureau.

Although Governor Walker is typically among them, he did not attend the event this year.