Fishing Opener

Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)

Wacky Spring Brings A Tricky Fishing Opener

Tackling this year’s fishing opener on May 11 is going to be tricky. From the bait anglers use, to the types of fish you’ll likely catch, the DNR said the unusual spring will cause major differences.

04/24/2013

Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)

Fishing Opener Around Bend, With Ice-Locked Lakes

Minnesota’s walleye, pike and lake trout opener is just around the corner, causing worry for fishing guides and others faced with ice-locked lakes.

04/20/2013

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Park Rapids To Host 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Next year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Park Rapids area in northwest Minnesota.

05/13/2012

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‘That’s Why It’s Called Fishing And Not Catching’

Saturday’s great weather on Lake Waconia ended up creating not-so-great fishing conditions for the hundreds of anglers who took to the water. “One day they’re there, one day they’re not,” said Jim Kasheimer, a recreational fisherman from Watertown.

05/12/2012

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Good Weather, Bad Fishing For Gov. Mark Dayton

The old saying goes, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.” But for Gov. Mark Dayton, his day of fishing wasn’t quite as successful as his days at the state capitol earlier this week.

05/12/2012

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Fishing Opener Tips: How To Hook Minnows & Where To Fish

Ladies and gentlemen start your outboards! Friday at midnight you can whet a line for the walleye; but where should you go and what should you hook?

05/11/2012

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Dayton Kicks Off Fishing Opener In Waconia

When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Saturday, hundreds will hit the water for the Minnesota fishing opener. And Waconia’s In Towne Marina will be ready as Gov. Mark Dayton kicks off the opener on Lake Waconia.

05/11/2012

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Early Spring Makes For An Unpredictable Walleye Bite

A day like Thursday only adds to the anticipation of the fishing opener on Saturday. In fact, it is the weather that might dictate success.
However, not the current conditions: an early spring has made for an unpredictable walleye bite.

05/10/2012

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Minn. Cracking Down On Spread Of Invasive Species

Minnesota will be cracking down this fishing season on boaters who spread unwanted hitchhikers such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas.

05/09/2012

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Zeal For Early Minnesota Fishing Opener Fades

The appetite for letting Minnesota’s anglers hit the lakes a week earlier for the annual walleye opener seems to be fading at the state Capitol, judging by a hearing Monday.

04/16/2012

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MN Senate Panel To Consider Early Fishing Opener

A Minnesota Senate panel will look at whether to open the fishing season a week early.

04/15/2012

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Warm Spring Could Move Fishing Opener Up A Week

The State Legislature is talking about moving the opening date from May 12 to May 5 due in part to our warm spring. This could make anglers, businesses and mothers pretty happy.

04/04/2012

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Anglers Hit Minnesota Lakes For Fishing Opener

The rain that came down across Minnesota Saturday might not have been ideal for most, but anglers were happy about it.

05/14/2011

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Dayton Catches Pike During Fishing Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton caught and released a northern pike at his first Governor’s Fishing Opener, shortly after a send-off ceremony at Lake Pokegama near Grand Rapids on Saturday.

05/14/2011

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Weather Blog: Cool, Showery Opener

Our Saturday will feature lots of clouds, and showers at times. It will also be breezy and cool.

05/14/2011

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Anglers Gear Up For Fishing Opener

The Minnesota fishing opener is just hours away, and local anglers were busy getting ready at various spots on Friday.

05/13/2011

The Minnesota DNR confiscated fish caught by Dakota Indians at Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. (credit: CBS)

DNR Confiscates Fish Caught By Dakota Indians

More than 20 Dakota Indians netted for fish out of season in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis to assert what they say are rights guaranteed by an 1805 treaty.

05/13/2011

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Ron Schara Talks Minnesota Fishing Opener

It’s the weekend Minnesota anglers look forward to all winter, the 2011 Minnesota Fishing Opener. Ron Schara and Dave Lee break down what fishermen can expect!

05/13/2011

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Dayton To Visit Grand Rapids For Fishing Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton will heading to Grand Rapids Friday for the 2011 Governor’s Fishing Opener.

05/13/2011

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Dayton Buys License For Saturday’s Fishing Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton is one step closer to being ready for Saturday’s fishing season opener.

05/12/2011

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Restoring The Draw Of Walleye Fishing In Minnesota

The magic call of a lone loon on Leech Lake is something to behold this time of year. It’s the picture of serenity; the very reason Minnesotans put up with our long winters. The ice is out and loons are back. Welcome, to another season of fishing.

05/11/2011

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Mike Max’s Fishing Tips

With the fishing opener just three days away, Mike Max headed out to the lake in search of some fishing tips.

05/11/2011

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Dayton Buys Fishing License Ahead Of Minn. Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon are now licensed for Saturday’s fishing opener.

05/11/2011

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ To Your Good Questions

It’s been an incredible week of news: starting with the killing of Osama bin Laden. We’ve got a good question about that and one asking how often moms can have their own weekend without Fishing Opener, as we hit “Reply All.”

05/06/2011

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