"On the opening day of the 2005 Minnesota fishing season, Brad Walhof walked down to the boat launch in Walker, Minn., to see how many anglers were getting ready to fish Leech Lake, one of the state's most popular walleye fisheries."
"In past years, the parking lot would have been full, and roads elsewhere around the lake would have been lined with trucks and trailers. But on that morning, Walhof was shocked by the absence of anglers at the city boat ramp."
"There were four boat trailers in the city park,'' said Walhof, the mayor of Walker for the past dozen years. "That's on opening day. So, you see why we're fighting to get more fish stocked in the lake."