The Governor Got One – I Didn’t

May 14, 2013 6:02 am0 commentsViews: 18

Governor Dayton managed to catch a walleye on Fish Hook lake near Park Rapids, Minnesota in the first half hour of the season, a little past Midnight.

Not  a trophy by any means, just a good “eating” fish, but the Governor granted clemency and released the fish.

Governor Mark Dayton Fishing Opener

Governor Mark Dayton Fishing Opener

This year’s opener was hampered by ice on many traditional walleye lakes.  The entire season is a bit off kilter as a result of the unusually long lasting winter weather.

Bobberhead Bob spent his opener trying some shore and dock fishing in various metro spots with little to show for it.

He tried Lakes Hiawatha and Nokomis in Minneapolis and spent some time on Snelling lake inside Fort Snelling State Park and at his favorite River access point there as well.

With the exception of a small bullhead caught at Lake Hiawatha, he was luckless.

Maybe Bobberhead Bob will try to team up with the Governor next year when the Governor’s fishing opener will be held in the Brainerd Lakes area and hosted by Grand View Lodge.

The annual Governor’s fishing opener has been a tradition going back to 1948, and is designed to draw attention to the many different fishing communities throughout Minnesota.

For more information on the annual Governor’s fishing opener, go to



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