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Published May 15, 2010, 11:58 AM

Fishing Opener on Saturday

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty has bagged two fish on Lake Kabetogama in International Falls as Minnesota's fishing season opens.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty has bagged two fish on Lake Kabetogama in International Falls as Minnesota's fishing season opens.

Spokesman Bruce Gordon says in an e-mail the governor caught a 14-inch walleye just before 8 a.m. Saturday and a second walleye about 10 minutes later. Gordon says both fish weighed about a pound.

Pawlenty's wife and lieutenant governor beat him to the catch, however. Gordon says Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau caught a walleye about 7:30 a.m., and First Lady Mary Pawlenty caught her first walleye about five minutes before her husband.

Explore Minnesota officials say fish, especially walleye, should be active this weekend because early warm temperatures have led to above average water temperatures.

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On the Net:

2010 Governor's Fishing Opener: http://www.mngovernorsopener.com

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