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Opening fishing affects many local businesses. Staff from the Hampton Inn and Suites install docks as they prepare for a busy weekend. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Anglers prepare for opener

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The ice is off area lakes and fisher folks are buying their licenses and lures for Saturday's opening day.

Justin Skipton, skimming minnows out of a tank at Bluewater Outdoors, said license sales were picking up early in the week.


"But people are usually last-minute," he said.

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