The Governor's Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. Governor Tim Walz will be fishing Saturday May 14th on Cut Foot Sioux Lake near Lake Winnie. The Leech Lake/Lake Winnibigoshish area is hosting this year's event.
Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says the Minnesota Walleye fishing opener is one month from today on May 15. Schmitt says the reason for the later than normal fishing opener is the fishing opener always need to be 2 weeks away from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.