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Bait shortage could put damper on fishing weekend in some parts of state

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By Chelsey Perkins and Travis Grimler, Forum News Service

BRAINERD, Minn. -- Central Minnesota’s most popular fishing lakes have plenty of open water for Saturday’s walleye and northern pike opener, and the forecast is calling for mild temperatures.

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But will there be bait for the average angler?

Many lakes remained frozen for last year’s fishing opener. This year is different.

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