Opening day for fishing is a major event at the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
About half a million people will be fishing on opening day on Minnesota waters.
Our guide gets the first fish of the day at the Minnesota Governor's Opener

Listen to John Edman ot Minnesota Travel and Julie Lenning of Greater St. Cloud in this podcast.

Lenning will extol the virtues of the beautiful area around St. cloud with lots to see and do, while Edman will talk about Minnesota, especially as related to the how big fishing is in the state.

With almost a million and a half angling licenses sold annually, that alone tells a story of how important the sport is to the Minnesota economy.

St Cloud's Blackberry Ridge golf track is worth a round or two.

While we were in St. Cloud we took a brewery tour, dined at a number of really good restaurants, and golfed at the courses in the vicinity.

I had never been there before but found it an excellent place to visit.