How the Governor’s Fishing Opener Came to Be

Davida Erdahl

Minnesotans have been fishing considering the fact that prolonged in advance of “Minnesota” existed. Excavations of Paleoindian settlements in southwestern Minnesota have unearthed tackle—or rather, skinny, inch-prolonged fishhooks painstakingly chipped from stone. Guaranteed, they’re no Mepps Aglia trout spinners, but you’ve got to envision they served these OG Minnesotans reel—or pull?—in a prehistoric trout. 

Some nine,000 years later on, the Dakota migrated to Minny and also commenced hitting the state’s extensive waterways for grub. About 900 Ad, Ojibwe folks took fishing onto the h2o, in birchbark canoes. When French fur traders wandered into the territory in the 1600s, they wasted no time casting traces, and early settlers brought fish-ahead diet plans with them from Scandinavia. By 1857, Minnesota counted almost a hundred professional fishermen in the point out. 

All of that tends to make an introduction to the occasions of 1948: the yr Minnesota fishing officially turned a factor. That

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