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Sabah Mustafa, left, and her husband, J, get bait and fishing supplies ready Thursday at J’s Bait and Sport in Willmar, ahead of this weekend’s fishing opener. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

West central Minnesota could be a hot spot for fishing opener

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WILLMAR -- With most of the lakes in northern Minnesota still ice-covered, bait dealers in the west central area are preparing for what they hope will be a very busy fishing opener weekend here.


"I'm hoping so,'' said Greg Skindelien, of Skindelien Bait in New London. He is among those in the area who have received calls from anglers inquiring whether the lakes in the area are open.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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