How the Governor’s Fishing Opener Came to Be

Minnesotans have been fishing due to the fact extensive just before “Minnesota” existed. Excavations of Paleoindian settlements in southwestern Minnesota have unearthed tackle—or somewhat, thin, inch-extensive fishhooks painstakingly chipped from stone. Confident, they are no Mepps Aglia trout spinners, but you have bought to visualize they helped these OG Minnesotans reel—or pull?—in a prehistoric trout. 

Some 9,000 decades later on, the Dakota migrated to Minny and also began hitting the state’s substantial waterways for grub. About 900 Advert, Ojibwe folks took fishing on to the water, 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-forward meal plans with them from Scandinavia. By 1857, Minnesota counted just about a hundred professional fishermen in the point out. 

All of that would make an introduction to the events of 1948: the year Minnesota fishing officially grew to

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