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May 15, 2019
Otter Tail Lake, pictured here at sunset, will serve as the hub for the Governor's Fishing Opener on May 7-10, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Erik Osberg, Otter Tail County)
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 15, 2019 - 4:01pm
May 11, 2019
Philip Messner (left) of Hancock and Brady (middle) and Doug Cardwell of Donnelly had no complaints about the bite on opening morning as they brought home a few walleyes from Stowe Lake on Saturday. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Not a bad bite on opening morning
May 11, 2019 - 1:32pm
May 8, 2019
Minnows, like these spot tailed shiners, may be hard to come by for Saturday's Minnesota walleye fishing opener. A cool spring following a winter that saw fish die-offs in some shallow lakes and ponds has slowed minnow trapping. (Forum News Service file photo)
Minnows may be hard to find for Saturday's Minnesota walleye opener
May 8, 2019 - 4:08pm
May 7, 2019
Alexandria's Drake Herd with a big walleye. Herd, who fishes on the Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops National Walleye Tour, was expecting a good opener if some warmer weather continued this week to get water temperatures into ideal conditions for this time of year. (Submitted photo)
Water temps warming as anglers ready for opener
May 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Mike Frisch (left) and fishing guide Josh Stevenson with a walleye caught on a UV Fire-Ball Jig. (Submitted photo)
Frisch: Catch more opening-day walleyes this Saturday
May 7, 2019 - 5:47am
May 6, 2019
DNR crews working to have boat ramps, docks ready for opener
May 6, 2019 - 3:41pm
May 10, 2018
Ryan and Joy Larson hold up some walleyes they caught for the livewell during the 2016 fishing opener in Minnesota on Lake Mary. The 2018 fishing opener is this Saturday as anglers get back on the water after pike and walleyes. (File photo)
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
May 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
April 20, 2018
Alexandria's Dave Grewey fishes off the ice on Lake Victoria the morning of April 17. Grewey said there was about 30 inches of ice still on the lake. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Time to worry about opener? More than 30 inches still covered many area lakes this week
April 20, 2018 - 6:41am
May 13, 2017
Alexandria anglers (left to right) Garett Vliem, Norris Vliem and Hannah Tiemann hold up the three walleyes they were able to catch on Lake Reno during the opening morning of Minnesota's walleye and pike opener. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
May 13, 2017 - 2:10pm
May 17, 2016
Corey Bokinskie (left) and Rob Larson pose with a stringer of 10 walleyes and a crappie that they caught on Lake Oscar this past Sunday on opening weekend.
Stringer full of walleyes
May 17, 2016 - 1:19pm
May 14, 2016
Osakis' Ryan Larson and his wife, Joy, hold up the rewards of getting out on the water in the wind and cold on Saturday morning as they brought home six walleyes for the table. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Wind and cold can't ruin the fun of opener
May 14, 2016 - 1:41pm
May 12, 2016
This piece's author, Mike Frisch, looks over a walleye he boated by pitching a jig and a minnow. (Contributed)
Mike Frisch: A guide to opener success
May 12, 2016 - 8:24am
May 11, 2016
Al Skaar (left) of Alexandria and Dick Dyke were all smiles with a stringer of walleyes they caught on Lake Chippewa near Brandon during the Minnesota opener in 1975. (File photo)
Different times: Fishing has changed and so has the industry as anglers look ahead to opener
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am