COVID-19 postpones annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener

A nice Walleye pike caught ice fishing

April 2, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)–Governor Tim Walz says the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has been postponed until next year  because of the coronavirus outbreak.

This year’s 73rd annual event was set to be held next month in Otter Tail County. But now the Governor’s Fishing Opener is rescheduled for May 6-9, 2021. It will still be held in Otter Tail County, in west-central Minnesota.

Despite this year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener being postponed, the 2020 fishing season will still open on May 9. 

The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a Minnesota tradition since 1948.