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As Bunker the golden retriever looks on, the Zich family of Couderay fishes for walleyes on the West Fork of the Chippewa River, part of the Chippewa Flowage, during the Wisconsin inland fishing opener on Saturday. Joni Zich (foreground) caught a 28- or 29-inch walleye early in the day. She was fishing with her husband, Mark (right), and son, Justin. (Sam Cook /

Walleyes make Wisconsin fishing opener worth the wait

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HAYWARD — Fifteen fishing boats bobbed in close quarters on the West Fork of the Chippewa River early Saturday morning. The crowded conditions should have come as no surprise. Open water was hard to find anyplace else in Northwestern Wisconsin on the state’s inland fishing opener.


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