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Photos: Local shop readies for fishing season opening weekend

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1 Bill Lundeen owns Lundeen's Tackle Castle in Onamia, Minn. 
2 Kathy Lundeen, right, talks to long-time customer Fletcher Gulseth, left, of Champlin, Minn., as Gulseth came into Lundeen's Tackle Castle in Onamia, Minn. to purchase his fishing license and pay for some fuel Tuesday afternoon prior to the Minnesota fishing opener. 
3 Bill Lundeen, owner of Lundeen's Tackle Castle in Onamia, Minn., talks about the challenges some Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regulations have put on his business Tuesday afternoon. 
4 Bill Lundeen, left, owner of Lundeen's Tackle Castle in Onamia, Minn., and his wife, Kathy Lundeen, talks joke around at their business Tuesday afternoon. 
5 Suzy Anderson of Malmo, Minn. talks about some of the new upgrades at Fisher's Resort including a large pontoon that they hope will help boost business this summer and during the fishing opener Tuesday afternoon. Suzy Anderson's father, Greg Fisher, and her brother Dean Fisher run Fisher's Resort in Isle, Minn. 
6 Suzy Anderson, left, and Dean Fisher, both of Malmo, Minn., talk about the upcoming fishing opener Tuesday afternoon at Fisher's Resort in Isle, Minn. Anderson and Fisher are siblings and both help their father, Greg Fisher, run the resort. Anderson and Fisher help run Fisher's Resort in Isle, Minn. along with their father Greg Fisher (not pictured). 
7 Suzy Anderson and her father, Greg Fisher talk about the upcoming fishing opener at Fisher's Resort, which they own, Tuesday afternoon on Mille Lacs Lake. 
8 A giant musky statue outside a gas station greets visitors in Isle, Minn. just a few days before the fishing opener. 
9 The shoreline of Mille Lacs Lake at Fisher's Resort in Isle, Minn. 
10 Mille Lacs Lake as seen from the shore at Fisher's Resort in Isle, Minn. 
11 Bill Lundeen, owner of Lundeen's Tackle Castle, shows a handful of leeches prior Tuesday morning prior to the Minnesota fishing opener. 
12 Dean Fisher holds a handful of zebra mussels Tuesday afternoon along the shore of Mille Lacs Lake at Fisher's Resort. Fisher said the mussels are something that just began popping up in the last five years and are now washing up in larger numbers. 
13 Fishing tackle comes in an assortment of colors at Lundeen's Tackle Castle in Onamia, Minn. near Mille Lacs Lake.