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Walleye Opener

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When is it this year? Do you think its going to get pushed back again?

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May 9th this year and can't get here soon enough! grin

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Pushed back again? When did this occur? Just curious, but if my memory serves me correct, never happened in my lifetime.

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Didnt it get pushed back one year so it did not land on mothers day or was that just talk that was going around, cant remember.

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There was discussion last year about moving it up a week to avoid mothers day. I think it got shot down. Too much risk of infringing on the spawn in the northern part of the state.

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The opener is always the 2nd Saturday in May. Mother's Day is always the 2nd Sunday in May.

So...in 2011 & 2016 I believe that the opener will fall on the weekend after Mother's Day, as was the case in 2005 (anytime that May 1st is on a Sunday).

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The opener is always the 2nd Saturday in May. Mother's Day is always the 2nd Sunday in May.

The opener is two weeks before the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. So next year it's actually the 3rd Saturday in May (15th).

The 8th is the earliest it will ever be based on the wording of the law.

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Just have to fish the river, or N.D. never closes.

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FYI... 15th is a Friday/ so 16th is a Saturday. So I hope to shoot abig beard on Friday for start of archery season, and immediatly head to Mille Lacs area to catch a few 'eyes. Sounds like a fun and busy weekend.

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Next year the opener is on the 15th (Saturday). I think you misread.

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According to the regulations the walleye and northern pike opener is set as the Saturday closest to, but not past, the 15th of May.

I thought that porposal to change the opener to a date not conflicting with Mothers Day was a bunch of bull. One has nothing to do with the other. If someone wants to go fishing or honor thier mother it is entirely thier choice which they choose to do.

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Minnesota Administrative Rules

Section 6262.0200 - - Fishing Regulations for Inland Waters

Walleye and sauger. 6 in aggregate.

Saturday two weeks prior to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to the last Sunday in February.

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Just have to fish the river, or N.D. never closes.

Agreed, was on the river on Saturday. Opener for the croix is the 2nd by the way.

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May going after whitebass, as soon as ramps open again.

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i believe as it was stated its 2 weekends before memorial

the resort assocition got it pushed back years ago because some times it fell the week end before and they would lose money

cuz people waited for the 3 day weekend

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April 19th MN/SD boundary waters "opener"..should be good.

We will start fishing the MN/ND boundary waters as soon as the Red River decides to develop a boundary one may fish.

As for the MN May "opener", I'll be far-far away from that circus!

We usually fish the MB Canada catfish season opener on the Red River of the North about that time in May. Normally it is very good fishing for sumo cats early in May, and especially during high water years.

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opener on mother's day???....so what???? I'm not listening to any commercials telling me I GOTTA buy something along with a Hallmark. It's all a conspiracy by PETA to stop the onslaught of pain being inflicted upon a fish's mouth and cease the use of lead jig-heads.

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