The steady lap of waves on Fish Hook Lake has been replaced by sheets of ice that better resemble wind chimes. Warm weather, wind, and some recent rain have helped, but Gov. Mark Dayton likely won’t see ice out here by Saturday. Dennis Mackedanz is in charge of planning this year’s opener. He’s thought of everything. But there’s not much he can do about the hand mother nature has dealt.
Safety officials are suggesting a Mother’s Day gift for anglers — wear a life jacket when heading onto Minnesota’s icy waters for the fishing opener this weekend.
For nearly two decades the Enno family has looked forward to the annual state fishing opener at their Twin Pines Resort, just south of Garrison.
Ice-out or not, Minnesota’s fishing opener is Saturday, and the DNR said beware that the water temperatures will be colder than normal.
Minnesota’s fishing opener is just a few days away and for the first time in this state, dogs will be used this weekend to sniff out zebra mussels.
Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.
Minnesota’s anglers are gearing up for a big weekend as the state’s fishing opener is on Saturday.
With the fishing opener approaching Saturday, the conditions of boat launches across the state are a mixed bag.
Minnesota’s fishing opener is only a week away, and Wisconsin’s starts in just a few hours — but anglers may have a hard time finding the bait they want to use.
After two sloppy snowstorms walloped Minnesota this month, spring finally arrived on Friday.
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.