Wisconsin Governor Celebrates Fishing Season on Lake Namakagon

By KBJR News 1

Wisconsin Governor Celebrates Fishing Season on Lake Namakagon

May 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM CDT

Cable, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- After delaying his trip to Lake Namakagon due to poor weather conditions, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has now cast a line for the Governor's fishing opener.

Gov. Walker set out on the lake near Cable, WI early Saturday morning, catching a walleye quickly. He met with Cable area residents and students afterwards at Lakewoods Resort.

His office released this statement:

"The Governor’s Fishing Opener has only been moved twice in its 48 year history, and it was great to finally get out on Lake Namakagon to catch some walleye. Fishing is such a treasured pastime in Wisconsin, which is why I was excited to announce the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative earlier this week. We need to protect and preserve our natural resources, so they will be here for future generations to enjoy. Good luck with your fishing season."

Gov. Walker's new Walleye Initiative is aiming to increase walleye fingerling numbers to 500,000 by 2016. His plan includes $8.2 million to to expand hatchery capacities.