Lt. Gov Prettner Solon Catches First Fish of 2014 Season

Updated: 05/11/2014 5:40 PM
Created: 05/10/2014 7:09 AM
By: Nick Tabbert

Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon caught the first fish of the 2014 fishing season early Saturday morning on Gull Lake.

She caught two walleye around 1:00 a.m. as part of the 67th Governor's Fishing Opener event in Nisswa, Minnesota.

Prettner Solon was joined by local fishing guide Toby Kvalevog, her son Matt Prettner, and 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan.

Gov. Mark Dayton was also fishing overnight, but failed to catch a fish. He was in the boat with local fishing guide Ray Gildow, former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Eric Magnuson, and Tom Brown.

Both Prettner Solon and Dayton will return to the water at 8:00 a.m. Saturday before the official shore lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the Gull Lake Docks.

Nearly 500,000 Minnesotans are expected to fish this weekend.

The ice is out on Gull and other lakes in the Brainerd Lakes area. But some far northern and northeastern lakes still have ice.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon caught this walleye shortly after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
Photo: Officer of the Governor
Gov. Mark Dayton was on the water just after midnight on Saturday morning when the fishing season officially began.
Photo: KSTP/File

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