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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Colder weather and ice, may have kept some from taking part in the fishing opener, but not Gov. Mark Dayton.

He hit Fish Hook Lake Saturday morning in Park Rapids for the 66th annual fishing opener. He caught a nice-sized walleye less than a half hour after midnight Saturday morning.

Dayton ended up releasing the fish, but has a good fish story to take home to St. Paul.

“It was bigger than the fishes I’ve caught in the past two fishing openers combined, which actually isn’t saying a whole lot but it was bigger than that,” Dayton said.

Officials also announced over the weekend the site for next year’s fishing opener. I will be held at the Brainerd chain of lakes, centered around Grand View Lodge. That’s the same place Frank and Chris visited on their Lake Trip this past winter.

If you want to mark your calendar, the dates are May 8-11, 2014.

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