Fishing Opener 2012

(credit: Alice K. Mercurio)
Alice K. Mercurio in Prior lake
A heron beating anglers to the punch in Prior Lake.
(credit: Alice K. Mercurio)
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Steven Braun on Mille Lacs
Fishing Opener on Lake Mille Lacs
(credit: Steven Braun)
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DuWayne Dammann
DuWayne Dammann caught a 27 inch Walleye on Lake Waconia Saturday.
(credit: Viewer Submitted)
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Mark Young from Rockville MN
Mark Young from Rockville, Minn. caught this 30.5" Northern on Lake Waconia.
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Fishing Opener 2012: Lura Lake (credit: AbbyYates)
(credit: Dave Heagerty)
Fishing Opener 2012: Mille Lacs Lake (credit: Dave Heagerty)
(credit: Matt Klaers)
Fishing Opener 2012 (credit: Matt Klaers)
(credit: Michelle Radelat)
Fishing Opener 2012 (credit: Michelle Radelat)
(credit: Mike McKane)
Fishing Opener 2012 (credit: Mike McKane)
(credit: Julie Brown-Bungert)
Fishing Opener 2012 (credit: Julie Brown-Bungert)
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Fishing Opener 2012: Trout Lake (credit: Michelle Tanner)
(credit: Joni Lohre)
Fishing Opener 2012: Ealge Lake (credit: Joni Lohre)
(credit: Dan Norgaard)
Fishing Opener 2012: Lake Minnewawa (credit: Dan Norgaard)
(credit: Dan Norgaard)
Fishing Opener 2012: Lake Minnewawa (credit: Dan Norgaard)
(credit: Barb Anderson)
Fishing Opener 2012 (credit: Barb Anderson)
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Fishing Opener 2012: Big Marine (credit: Blake)
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Fishing Opener 2012: Lake Alexander (credit: Braeden Egeland)
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Fishing Opener 2012: East Rush Lake (credit: Robin Ringer)
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Fishing Opener 2012: Mille Lacs Lake (credit: Stacey Zorn)
Amber Dziengel caught this 24-inch, 5-pound walleye on Lake Reno near Alexandria, Minn. (credit: Amber Dziengel)
Fishing Opener 2012 Amber Dziengel caught this 24-inch, 5-pound walleye on Lake Reno near Alexandria, Minn. (credit: Amber Dziengel)
Tjay caught a bunch of northern and walleye but only kept these from BoyLake, Federal Dam. (credit: Tjay)
Fishing Opener 2012 Tjay caught a bunch of northern and walleye but only kept these from BoyLake, Federal Dam. (credit: Tjay)
Elise, age 12, on the fishing opener. (credit: Elise Erickson Cooley)
Fishing Opener 2012 Elise, age 12, on the fishing opener. (credit: Elise Erickson Cooley)
Mike Stohr caught this 13-inch crappie on Leech Lake in Walker Minn. (credit: Derek Stohr)
Fishing Opener 2012 Mike Stohr caught this 13-inch crappie on Leech Lake in Walker Minn. (credit: Derek Stohr)
Ryan Blake, of Clearwater MN, on Lake Mille Lacs, caught this 24-inch walleye.
Fishing Opener 2012 Ryan Blake, of Clearwater MN, on Lake Mille Lacs, caught this 24-inch walleye.
Jerry Kral caught and released this 29.5-inch walleye on Mille Lacs Lake. His wife Vicki also caught a 28-inch walleye that was released. (credit: Vicki Kral)
Fishing Opener 2012 Jerry Kral caught and released this 29.5-inch walleye on Mille Lacs Lake. His wife Vicki also caught a 28-inch walleye that was released. (credit: Vicki Kral)
Ben Salvato, age 3, in Alexandria on Lake Carlos. (credit: Alissa Salvato)
Fishing Opener 2012 Ben Salvato, age 3, in Alexandria on Lake Carlos. (credit: Alissa Salvato)
Cami on Mille Lacs Lake. (credit: Dan Honeck)
Fishing Opener 2012 Cami on Mille Lacs Lake. (credit: Dan Honeck)
Maddy on Mille Lacs Lake (credit: Dan Honeck)
Fishing Opener 2012 Maddy on Mille Lacs Lake (credit: Dan Honeck)
Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)
Fishing Opener 2012 Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)
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