Anglers, DNR prepare for Minnesota fishing opener

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota fishing opener officially kicks off Saturday.

It marks the opening of walleye, sauger, northern pike, and trout in lakes season.

Gov. Tim Walz will be one of the half a million Minnesotans expected to take to the lakes this weekend.

The official governor’s fishing opener will be on the Leech Lake Reservation this year.

The DNR wants to remind people you’re going to need to have your fishing license if you are 16 and older.

It’s always a good idea to wear a life jacket for kids it is required.

Given that the water is still pretty chilly from the cool spring we’ve had, that could make for good fishing.