Sunday, May 13, 2012

MN Walleye Opener Updates - 12 Stories

Anderson: The walleye waltz
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Had not our bunch detected even a passing tug of a walleye the entire day, the outing would have been worthwhile. As luck would have it -- and luck counts a bunch in fishing -- Crane Lake's walleyes did their part, and showed up on this first day of ...

Lake Minnetonka Walleye Prove Elusive During First Hours of Season
Walleye and pike, however, were few and far between. None of the 64 boats informally surveyed between 10 am and noon reported hooking a keeper sized walleye, and only one fisherman had a pike in his livewell. "It was a catch and release kind of morning ...

No walleye for Gov. Dayton on fishing opener
Duluth News Tribune
Mark Dayton didn't catch a walleye for the second straight year during the stat's fishing opener. By: Associated Press report, Associated Press ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton didn't catch a walleye for the second straight year during the season ...

Beautiful day for a fishing opener, but no walleyes for the governor
Pioneer Press
Mark Dayton was unable to catch a walleye for the second straight year during the walleye opener Saturday, May 12. "There were a lot of nibblers down there, and we could see the walleyes' eyes in the water with our head lamps," Dayton said as he got ...

Dave Orrick: Fishing opener has lots of sun but few fish
Pioneer Press
Brandon Zaragoza of Centerville ice fishes and duck hunts, but Saturday was the first walleye opener for the 14-year-old. He started at 5 am on Bald Eagle Lake with his father, Juan, and grandfather Dave Paray. That was early enough to see some walleye ...

Walleyes: Beyond Mille Lacs
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Brian S. Peterson David Lockwood, a DNR fisheries specialist, hoists a net-full of male walleyes at the egg-stripping station on the Pine River this spring. The station accounted for 693 quarts and about 86 million eggs for stocking purposes.

Anglers Hit Water For Walleye Season Opener
The opening day of Minnesota's walleye season isn't an official state holiday, but in the minds of many people, the annual opener is one of the biggest events of the year. The opening day of Minnesota's walleye season isn't an official state holiday, ...

'Great Morning' for Dayton Despite No Walleye
Mark Dayton didn't catch a walleye during Saturday's fishing opener, but said he had "a great morning" anyway. Dayton headed out on Lake Waconia with fishing guide Travis Frank shortly after midnight. Frank grew up on the lake and says he's always ..

Fishing around the state
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Early Saturday morning on Crane Lake on the Minnesota-Ontario border, a peaceful place to fish walleyes was easy to find. The fish, anglers found, bit fairly often. Mille Lacs: The Red Door Resort reported that anglers on the north shore did well just ...

Fishing Opener: Optimists keep on pushing at Leech
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Instead, the walleyes were mostly missing in action for many anglers on Leech, including our group of four. By lunchtime, we had landed one 3-pound northern, and nary a walleye or perch. We counted nearly 50 boats off one point, and saw only one ...

Tried and true can be better than new
Albert Lea Tribune
The fishing season is now open for walleye and northern with the bass and muskie openers to follow. The large and smallmouth bass seasons will open on May 26 with the muskie opener to follow on June 6. Locally, there are plenty of walleye swimming in ...

Local anglers enjoy seeing what pops up on Mississippi River
St. Cloud Times
Today's walleye and northern pike fishing opener will draw Minnesotans with boats and trailers to the lakes en masse. In addition to those sought-after species, shoreline anglers who fish the river might pull up muskellunge (that season opens June 2), ...

Area anglers ready to hit the water for Minnesota fishing opener
The Minnesota Walleye opener is the most important day in a fisherman's year. Today may be just as important because it's the last chance to make sure everything is working before you hit the water. Ron Teschner – Wahpeton: “It usually takes a good day ...

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