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Stubborn lake ice hung on late into the season on many Becker County lakes, including Detroit lakes on Friday.

Ice puts chill on walleye opener in DL

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The late ice-out on area lakes this season has put a damper on the walleye fishing opener.

“We don’t make any money, and it’s a weekend we don’t get back,” said John Store, owner of Quality Bait & Tackle in Detroit Lakes.

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Resorts that cater to anglers have been seeing cancellations and reschedulings, said Dan Berg, owner of Lakecrest Resort on Long Lake near Detroit Lakes, and president of the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association.

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