2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener

May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018  


Date(s) - May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018
All Day


Saulsbury Beach


  • Sports,  

Did you hear the exciting news? The Willmar Lakes Area was chosen to host the 2018 MN Governor’s Fishing Opener! The 71st annual event will take place on Green Lake in Spicer with events taking place in Willmar, Spicer and New London. We can’t wait to show off our great communities and what they have to offer!

Would you like to help? An event of this size needs a lot of volunteers. We’ll need volunteers to help plan, to be fishing hosts and to help at each of the different activities. Events take place starting Thursday, May 10th and run through Sunday, May 13th.

Are there certain committees you’d like to be a part of to help plan? Are there certain things you are really good at and would like to help with? Do you have a fishing boat and would like to be host for someone on Saturday, May 12th?

If you are interested in helping with any aspect of the 2018 Minnesota’s Governor’s Fishing Opener, please email us at info@willmarlakesarea.com. Please give us your name, contact information and what you’d be interested in helping with. To be a fishing host, please fill out the online application here.

For more information on becoming a volunteer or a sponsor CLICK HERE for the Fishing Opener Page.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. By email at info@willmarlakesarea.com or by calling us at 320-235-3552.

Please share all your fishing opener pictures using #WillmarLakesArea, #OnlyinMN and #MNGFO2018.

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