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Fishing Opener

May 11, 2018
Conservation officer Demo Regas cites Leonard Thompson, right, and Joseph Rousu after they placed a fishing net in Lake Bemidji on Friday, May 11. The 1855 Treaty Authority organized a “Fish Off” for American Indian anglers to assert treaty rights and highlight tribal opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 abandonment plans and new route project. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Activists fish ahead of opener in statement on treaty rights, pipeline
May 11, 2018 - 7:13pm
May 6, 2018
Tim Wagner, owner of Hi-Banks Resort on Fish Lake, feels optimistic that the ice will be off the lake and his docks in the water by the time of the fishing opener. By midweek, the ice was already pulling away from the shore. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
All eyes on the ice: Rapid ice melt in recent days may save opener
May 6, 2018 - 6:00am
May 2, 2018
The ice on Green Lake is gone Wednesday at Saulsbury Park in Spicer, Minn. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Green Lake sheds ice in time for Gov. Dayton’s fishing opener
May 2, 2018 - 5:02pm
May 7, 2015
A painting of two walleyes by artist Stephen Hamrick is featured on the 2015 Minnesota Walleye Stamp. The stamp is not required to fish walleyes in Minnesota but proceeds from sales of the optional stamps supplement walleye management in the state. Minnesota's walleye and northern pike season opens Saturday. (Minnesota DNR)
All systems go for Minnesota fishing opener
May 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
May 7, 2015 - 4:34pm
May 11, 2014
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has his feet up Saturday, May 10, 2014, while fishing with Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh on Gull Lake near Nisswa. The governor was out fishing at 12:01 and 8 a.m. Saturday but did not catch a fish. Dayton was fishing in the 67th annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener hosted by  Grand View Lodge in Nisswa and the Brainerd area. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Even without a bite, Dayton has blast at fishing opener
May 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Jason Laumb of Grand Forks (left) nets a walleye for Bob Glassmann of Roseau, Minn., on Saturday morning while fishing in Four-Mile Bay of Lake of the Woods. (Brad Dokken photo)
Hundreds of anglers mark Minnesota walleye opener on Lake of the Woods — where open water allowed
May 11, 2014 - 7:00am
May 3, 2014
Governor’s Fishing Opener to shine spotlight on Brainerd lakes region
May 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 12, 2010
Northwoods fishing guide Brian "Bro" Brosdahl said he expects this year's walleye opener to serve up more big fish than typical openers, thanks to the combination of an early spring and a later-than-usual opening date. (Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Promotions)
MINNESOTA WALLEYE OPENER: Throngs of fishermen gear up for gold
May 12, 2010 - 10:21pm