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A pair of anglers cast for the big walleye on the calm waters of Leaf Lake Saturday morning. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Opener deemed big success: ‘Fishing is still a fever for these guys’

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The old-time fishing camp may not be as popular as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean Minnesotans aren’t out there fishing.

Anglers these days are more apt to have good boats and are more likely to move from lake to lake to find the fish – and women are more likely to be involved in both fishing and hunting, said Bruce Paskey, co-owner of Lakes Sports Shop.


“Fishing is still a fever for these guys, that’s for sure,” he said.

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