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May 8, 2015
Ahhhh, an ice-free Minnesota fishing opener
May 8, 2015 - 8:26am
May 7, 2014
AIS efforts ramp up for state opener
May 7, 2014 - 12:11pm
May 11, 2013
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (from left), Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, fishing guide Jason Durham and state Sen. Rod Skoe fish Saturday morning, May 11, 2013, on Fish Hook River in Park Rapids, Minn. (Anna Erickson/Park Rapids Enterprise)
Gov. Dayton snags a walleye as fishing season opens
May 11, 2013 - 11:35pm
Gov. Mark Dayton and fishing guide Jason Durham fish Saturday morning on Fish Hook River in Park Rapids. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Governors from MN and ND launch on Fish Hook River Saturday morning
May 11, 2013 - 11:41am
May 3, 2013
Extended winter will impact walleye opener on Bemidji area lakes
May 3, 2013 - 7:39am
April 20, 2013
Fishing Opener still a go
April 20, 2013 - 2:58pm
September 26, 2012
Planning under way for 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener
September 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
July 3, 2012
Katie Magozzi, Jessica Critz, marketing coordinator for Crestliner, committee member Jason Durham and Chamber president Bob Seifert present the boat that is the raffle prize. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Governor's Opener raffle ticket sales begin
July 3, 2012 - 1:00pm
May 19, 2012
Walleyes were the target species for most anglers statewide over Minnesota's fishing opener weekend.  However, those having more consistent success searched for panfish instead of the sometimes elusive state fish. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Opener was normal - inconsistent
May 19, 2012 - 1:00pm
May 12, 2012
Park Rapids sends crew to Governor's Fishing Opener
May 12, 2012 - 1:00pm
May 11, 2012
A 6.5-pound walleye is released May 9, 2009, on Crane Lake, northeast of Orr, Minnesota, near the Canadian border. Fishing was pretty good on the border lake, though finding legal keeper-sized walleyes, the protective slot begins at 17 inches and runs through 28 inches on Crane Lake, was challenging. (Dennis Anderson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)
That annual rite of spring -- the walleye opener -- gets underway Saturday morning
May 11, 2012 - 8:14am
May 7, 2012
Star Lake near Pelican Rapids, Minn., produced this 2-pound walleye on the opening day of Minnesota's walleye season in 2005. The 2012 version of Minnesota's grand outdoors tradition gets underway Saturday. (Forum Communications file photo)
Minnesota walleye preview: 'A pretty darn normal opener'
May 7, 2012 - 7:35am
April 17, 2012
Sens. John Carlson of Bemidji, left, and Tom Saxhaug of Grand Rapids on Monday listen to a fisherman discuss whether the fishing opener should be moved up a week, to May 5. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis
Senate unsupportive of moving up fishing opener
April 17, 2012 - 7:30am
April 10, 2012
Bait sellers like Rick Bartelt of Four Corners are among those who are hoping for an extra week of fishing this year, as the legislature debates whether to change the walleye opener from May 12 to May 5.
Fishing for an early opener
April 10, 2012 - 7:22am
May 18, 2011
Rodney Doriot and Rebecca Kozack fished off the public pier near downtown Park Rapids Saturday. In the background anglers were wading in the Fish Hook River. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Rainy start turns to sunshine for opener in Park Rapids area
May 18, 2011 - 1:00pm