The Associated Press, via WQOW (May 14, 2010)
"Festivities get under way Friday in the 2010 Governor's Fishing Opener at Lake Kabetogama near International Falls.
"The fishing doesn't begin until the season opens Saturday, but various community events and a picnic are set for Friday afternoon and evening.
"Both Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau are participating in several events on Friday and fishing on Lake Kabetogama on Saturday morning. Pawlenty spokesman Brian McClung says the governor is available for ongoing budget negotiations with legislators by phone...."
Actually, today's the opening of a few of the more popular fishing seasons: lake trout, walleye, sauger, northern pike, and stream trout in lakes. They overlap with others.
But The Associated Press calls this the fishing season opener, and who am I to argue with the AP? Which threatens to raise another topic.
- "Fishing seasons"
Minnesota Department of Natural Resource (2010)