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Minnesota fishing opener by the numbers

Temperatures will vary from the 60s in north to the 70s in the southern parts of the state.

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Anglers head out on Nest Lake on May 15, 2021 in Spicer, Minn.
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The Minnesota fishing opener kicks off Saturday, May 14, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies across the state.

Temperatures will vary from the 60s in north to the 70s in the southern parts of the state.

MORE FISHING COVERAGE IN NORTHLAND OUTDOORS:
In the Blackduck area, new snow improved trail conditions, and snowmobilers were out on the trails despite the mercury dropping below zero over the weekend.
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Gov. Tim Walz's plan would benefit state parks, forests, boat landings and fish hatcheries and tackle climate issues.
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A fresh coating of a few inches of snow would boost the conditions back to excellent.
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Bird feed along Minnesota roadways makes pheasants more vulnerable to predators, disease and traffic, while doing little to help. It’s rare to find starved pheasants; cold is the real menace.