Culture What does the fishing opener mean to your family? Eric Ringham May 14, 2010, 5:00 AM May 14, 2010 17 comments Tomorrow’s fishing opener is a big event in Minnesota, a state that sells more fishing licenses per capita than any other. Today’s Question: What does the fishing opener mean to your family? ‹ Older What’s your message for the Class of 2010? Newer › How would you grade the performance of the Legislature and the governor in the 2010 session? Browse by category Education Health Economy Politics/Government Culture Religion/Ethics Science/Technology Transportation Race/Gender Environment/Energy Security International affairs Immigration Media Military About the blogger Eric Ringham email@example.com Allan Having grown up and lived on the Mississippe most of my life the fishing opening hasn’t meant anything. The fishing season on the river is completely different. We can fish pretty much all year round. Allan from Winona… Pastor Steve Lower turnout at church. Deb That the Governor is not where he should be…out making a photo op instead of working WITH the legislature. He is suppose to be a leader. He is suppose to be working FOR the people of Minnesota, not working solely for his own best interest. Steve More fishing licenses per capita then anywhere else, huh? This is the most boring place with the most boring people. Now I know why. bsimon It means another opportunity to take a shot at Pawlenty for not doing his job. zombie Nothing. I don’t fish. But to each their own. I partake in activities that those who fish may not care for. Philip It means that I have National Guard drill once again. For the last 20 years I have missed fishing opener because of drill or deployments. I retire in three months have big plans with a boat, rod and bait! James There will be a high probability of recovering yet another body / bodies caused by alcohol / drug related boat accident. I fish after the slicks with the drinks … the following weekend. DTOM bryan Usually the fishing opener’s weather is so crummy I never go out. This year is looking to be the exception. Wow, I’m jealous I won’t be able to get out this weekend! Krista It’s the fishing opener this weekend? I don’t fish nor do I eat fish. I’ve never been fishing and don’t plan to go. Not every Minnesotan is “outdoorsy.” Bill A. Not a darn thing, but I am gald that they moved it back a week so it did not fall on mothers day weekend. Smart move MDNR! Shawn T. Huh? It’s fishing opener? jane Hi I live on a lake so I can tell the times they are a changin’. There are not the boats out like they used to be. People don’t seem to be scheduling their lives around the opener like they used to. A comment about the Native AMericans fishing…I know that they contribute to the fish population by raising fingerlings to distribute. I know we have nothing to fear about their harvest. They also collect information about the health of the lakes they harvest. People are so uninformed and spend to much time looking for reasons to be angry. At least not at the native americans how about the chemical companies and the food industries for additives and lawn fertilizers…people just don’t realize what they do in their yards or driveways runs to the water. Plus we are ingesting hormones which gets in the water via our bodies. So we’ve caused our problems by just accepting what ever is put inour path. Steve the Cynic Catch-and-release = molesting wildlife. Pat “Catch-and-release = molesting wildlife” Steve,,, so how is living in your Mom’s basement? Steve the Cynic You tell me. Then we’ll both know. Jim Does vanity lead you to do things you know are bad for you? NO. Does hedonism lead you to do things you know are bad for you? YES. Of course.