Spicer, MN  (KROC AM News) -  Governor Dayton did not haul in a walleye but he did not get skunked on his final Governor’s Fishing Opener.

“We had a great time... I caught three bass, which made my whole day, made my last Fishing Opener very special,” said Governor Dayton upon returning from fishing. “We had a good outing. All of you here in Spicer, New London and Willmar have been so fabulous. You have been such great hosts. The temperature may be cool, but the spirit of the occasion warmed everything up. We had a great time, and I can’t thank you enough.”

Joining the Governor in his boat were House Speaker Kurt Daudt, House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and Majority Leader Gazelka’s son, Josh. Daudt and Majority Leader Gazelka caught two bass each.

This year’s Governor’s Opener was held at Green Lake in Spicer

It will be held next year on Fountain Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Albert Lea area. This will be the first time in the history of the event that it will be held in Albert Lea.

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