2023 Governor’s Fishing Opener to be Held in the Greater Mankato Area

The 75th MN Governor’s Fishing Opener, hosted by Mankato for the first time, will celebrate the time-honored Minnesota fishing tradition and feature numerous events, starting Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13. Various activities open to invited guests will highlight the Greater
Mankato area and include: Fun Bike Rides guided e-bike tours, kayaking, goat yoga, live music, and more.

About the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. It was designed to improve Minnesota’s economy through the development and promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities, especially fishing. The first opener was a cooperative promotion between the state’s resort industry, media, and public officials. Today, the emphasis is even broader. It celebrates the kickoff of the summer tourism season. The special partnership continues today with a promotional focus on a host community as well as recreational opportunities statewide.