Minnesota Fishing Opener
For seven of the past ten years, Mother’s Day and the Minnesota Fishing Opener have fallen on the same weekend. It’s an act that any fishing family has balanced long ago. So, why do these traditions often happen at the same time?
Nearly a half million people are out on Minnesota’s lakes this weekend for the state fishing opener. Governor Dayton was in the Brainerd Lakes area, trying his luck on Gull Lake. The governor was among thousands of Minnesotans who got out on the water at the stroke of midnight.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attend Friday’s community picnic in Waconia, then fish Lake Waconia at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, and fish again later Saturday morning.