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Brice Ehnert, in black, reels in a sunfish as he fished from Long Bridge with grandfather Steve Ehnert, in the jean jacket, and several other anglers Saturday morning. Steve said it was too cold to be out on the lake for the fishing opener and the panfish were biting at Long Bridge. "Between the two of us, I hope we can catch enough for supper," Steve said. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

Rough start to Minnesota fishing opener

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Cold, rainy, windy conditions greeted anglers in the lakes area Saturday morning for the 2011 Minnesota fishing opener. East winds at 10-20mph made for rough conditions on many lakes, and only a handful of empty trailers were seen at several popular public accesses.

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Sunday's forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures above 60 degrees, so many anglers may be waiting out the weather and trying again Sunday morning.

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