Gov. Mark Dayton Catches Three Fish in Annual Governor's Fishing Opener

Updated: May 12, 2018 11:07 PM

SPICER - The Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener was once again a success for Gov. Mark Dayton, as he caught three of his boat's seven fish Saturday morning on Green Lake.

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“We had a great time... I caught three bass, which made my whole day, made my last Fishing Opener very special,” Dayton said in a press release.

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. Altogether, the Governor’s boat caught seven fish, including three bass caught by Governor Dayton, each weighing in at approximately 1.5 pounds, 2 pounds, and 2.5 pounds, respectively. Speaker Daudt and Majority Leader Gazelka also caught two bass each.



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