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Fishing Opener

May 21, 2017
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 12, 2017
Fishing opener starts at midnight May 13.(Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Drop in a line--it's walleye time: Bait shops, anglers prepare for a warm, sunny fishing opener
May 12, 2017 - 2:12pm
May 10, 2017
Governor Dayton proclaims May 13 as 'Clean, Drain, Dry Day'
May 10, 2017 - 8:18pm
May 18, 2016
Curt Kozitka, Marv Walter and Walt Kozitka of Detroit Lakes braved the cold windy conditions at Long Bridge. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Brian Basham
Cold catch: A frozen fishing opener
May 18, 2016 - 10:13am
May 14, 2016
Forecast will make for tough opening day fishing
May 14, 2016 - 5:55am
May 13, 2016
Plan ahead for fishing opener travel
May 13, 2016 - 5:45am
May 12, 2016
Photo taken from
McGregor anglers to host Gov. Dayton on Saturday's fishing opener
May 12, 2016 - 8:22am
May 11, 2016
Quality Bait store owner John Store with a net full of shiners, the bait of choice for walleye. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Brian Basham
Hearts are a-pounding, Minnesota walleye opener is here
May 11, 2016 - 10:58am
May 7, 2016
Looking forward to next weekend’s opener
May 7, 2016 - 5:35am
May 13, 2015
Charles Hanson of Horace, N.D., and Ed Duntley of Walcott, N.D., put their boat in on Cormorant Lake Saturday morning for the Minnesota fishing opener. The two, along with fishing partner Kyle Schlicht, Fargo, said they were going after crappies in the morning and some walleyes later on in the day. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Good weather provides for good opener
May 13, 2015 - 12:45pm
May 2, 2015
Anticipation of an ‘opener to remember’
May 2, 2015 - 5:20am
May 1, 2015
Vermilion to host Gov. Fishing Opener
May 1, 2015 - 5:20am
May 16, 2012
Rudy Salinas of Fargo launched his boat on Big Cormorant Lake Saturday morning. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)
Minnesota fishing opener: A great day to hit the lake
May 16, 2012 - 12:31pm
May 14, 2011
Brice Ehnert, in black, reels in a sunfish as he fished from Long Bridge with grandfather Steve Ehnert, in the jean jacket, and several other anglers Saturday morning. Steve said it was too cold to be out on the lake for the fishing opener and the panfish were biting at Long Bridge. "Between the two of us, I hope we can catch enough for supper," Steve said. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
Rough start to Minnesota fishing opener
May 14, 2011 - 10:49am