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.
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.
Next year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Park Rapids area in northwest Minnesota.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Minnesota will be cracking down this fishing season on boaters who spread unwanted hitchhikers such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas.
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.
A Minnesota Senate panel will look at whether to open the fishing season a week early.
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.
The rain that came down across Minnesota Saturday might not have been ideal for most, but anglers were happy about it.
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.
Our Saturday will feature lots of clouds, and showers at times. It will also be breezy and cool.
The Minnesota fishing opener is just hours away, and local anglers were busy getting ready at various spots on Friday.
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.
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!
Gov. Mark Dayton will heading to Grand Rapids Friday for the 2011 Governor’s Fishing Opener.
Gov. Mark Dayton is one step closer to being ready for Saturday’s fishing season opener.
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.
With the fishing opener just three days away, Mike Max headed out to the lake in search of some fishing tips.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon are now licensed for Saturday’s fishing opener.
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.”