Fishing Opener

How governor’s fishing opener will impact Otter Tail Co. tourism

The event will take place outside of Beach Bums Bar and Eatery at 8 AM.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — Governor Tim Walz will be at Otter Tail Lake for Saturday’s fishing opener. The event will take place outside of Beach Bums Bar and Eatery at 8:00 AM. Otter Tail is the state’s tenth largest lake. Due to the pandemic, the event was canceled last year. An area Fisheries Supervisor says the governor’s visit will…

Minnesota Businesses React To Cold Weather Fishing Opener Along With New Restrictions

The orders include limiting travel, not going in large groups and maintaining social distancing.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — In Detroit Lakes, shop owners say it’s not the usual bustling Saturday opener they normally see walking in. “I think the main rush will happen at the start of the week now once the weather warms up, it’s supposed to get better out than people will really come out in force when it’s actually enjoyable to…

Local Business Owner Reacts To New MN COVID-19 Fishing Regulations

Governor Tim Walz says he does not want people from out of state coming in for the opener.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The fishing opener starts on Saturday but before you think about picking up a rod and heading out on the boat the DNR has new rules. The department recommends people to follow the stay-at-home order by limiting travel to a fishing spot. They also recommended you only go with those you live with and maintain social…

Increased Traffic Enforcement for MN Fishing Opener

MINNESOTA – The State Patrol is preparing for increased traffic this weekend for the fishing opener. They are increasing traffic enforcement along interstates and highways leading to popular fishing areas. They are also asking motorists to not carpool or share a boat with people other than those in your immediate household. Trailers should also be checked to ensure that they…

Bait Shops and Anglers Prepare for Minnesota Fishing Opener

There is a shortage of minnows and leeches in the area

MINNESOTA — After months of cold weather, it’s time for anglers to hit the lakes for Minnesota’s Fishing Opener. Even though the weather may be less than ideal tomorrow, anglers are still expecting the event to be a busy one. 500,000 people are expected to go. Walleye, Minnesota’s state fish, is the most sought after. “People just want to do…

Ice Out Dates

Lakes are still ice covered across the region, though this weeks warmer and windy weather should help break-up the ice. We have a look at a few Minnesota lakes and when there median and record ice outs are. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Fishing Opener, Ice out, Lakes