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Annual Fishing Opener: Governor Walz Coming To Ottertail County

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, left, and 2020 Governor's Fishing Opener Chairman Erik Osberg. Courtesy photo

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.