Ottertail County is getting pushback for hosting the Governor during the annual fishing opener. Ottertail reps say that this isn’t a political move…it’s economical. The annual fishing opener is a time-honored Minnesota tradition to get excited for the summer travel season. Otter Tail County is planning to host this year’s opener celebration May 13-15, 2021. One of this year’s highlights includes a friendly virtual fishing derby on any body of water throughout Otter Tail County. With 1048 lakes, the county has a rich diversity of fishing opportunities.