Area anglers likely forced to stick to rivers for fishing openerSubmitted: 05/01/2014
Story By Joe Dufek

RHINELANDER - The state's inland fishing season gets underway Saturday.

Last year many anglers faced cold water temperatures from a long winter.

This year it's even worse.

Several of the lakes in the Northwoods look just like Boom Lake - with more than half of the lake still covered with ice.

That's going to force many anglers to hit area rivers to try and find some action.

"Probably on some of the deep lakes, like Trout Lake and some in Tomahawk (people could possibly fish in a boat)," Oneida County Fisheries Biologist for the DNR John Kubisiak explains. "The Wisconsin River system and parts of the flowage on the Wisconsin River. But many of the 20 to 30-acres lakes are half ice-covered right now."

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