CABLE, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker won't be attending the annual Governor's Fishing Opener this weekend due to more than a foot of snow in Bayfield County.
Deputy Tourism Secretary Dave Fantle says Walker wants to fish Lake Namekagon and showcase the area under safer conditions and hopes to reschedule his visit soon. The Cable Area of Chamber of Commerce is still holding related events.
Then-Gov. Warren Knowles started the event in 1965.
Gov. Jim Doyle missed the fishing opener in 2006, when his mother died. Weather also caused the event to be moved from Lake Namekagon to Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in 1996.
There is still up to 20 inches of ice on some northern lakes. The Department of Natural Resources has advised caution when the fishing season starts Saturday.
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