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Lake-bound patrons line up to be waited on by Bud Ode on Saturday at Bud's Sports Center in Lake Park.David Samson / The Forum

Nice weather attributed for boost in fishing sales

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Being stuck indoors for the fishing opener isn't necessarily a bad thing - even when the weather is perfect for fishing.

Workers at local bait shops were having a heyday on Saturday's Minnesota fishing opener with the fantastic weather bringing in customers by the dozen.

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"There have been a lot of people," said Bud Ode as he furiously worked his cash register behind the counter at Bud's Sport Shop in Lake Park, Minn. "But when the weather is like this, more people come out.

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