Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
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Minnesota’s 2023 fishing opener could be worth the wait

AND SO IT BEGINS, AGAIN: Some may be on the water at midnight, while others will launch their boats at dawn or shortly thereafter. But at some point on May 13, thousands of Minnesotans will resume the fishing opener tradition. (Photo by Bill Lindner Photography)
On paper, the 2023 Minnesota fishing opener looks like it should be a good one. That wasn’t the case just a couple of weeks ago when ice still covered a large portion of the state’s lakes, with some serious concerns across northern Minnesota. But with four days of summer-like temperatures in mid-April and an extended stretch of extremely windy conditions shortly thereafter, most of the ice disappeared before everyone’s eyes.
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