Minnesota’s all-important walleye season opens next weekend, and the Department of Natural Resources says 500,000 of the state’s 1.4 million licensed anglers are expected to hit their favorite fishing holes on day one. Gov. Mark Dayton is hosting the 70th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on the Mississippi River in the St. Cloud area. Here’s a look at that and other issues for the upcoming season, which opens May 13:
The 70th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will highlight opportunities on the Mississippi River in the greater St. Cloud area of central Minnesota. That stretch of the river might not be the first destination on most anglers’ minds, but local experts say it’s a hot spot. The DNR says it has a walleye catch rate comparable with Minnesota’s best lakes.
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