Mankato will host the opening of fishing

ST. PAUL – Next year’s Minnesota Fishing Open is coming to Mankato.

Governor Tim Walz announced that the 75th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Peach Open will move to Mankato on May 12-13.

I’m incredibly excited to bring the long-standing tradition of the Governor’s Open Peach to Southern Minnesota and my hometown of Mankato. This region is home to an extraordinary diversity of fishing opportunities on over 100 lakes and rivers. I look forward to celebrating the unique tourism and outdoor opportunities the region has to offer.

It’s the fifth time the opener has been held in southern Minnesota since 1948, and the first time Mankato has hosted the event.

Lauren Bennett McGinty is the director of Explore Minnesota.

Spring is the perfect time to visit Mankato. Explore Minnesota looks forward to working with the Mankato team to promote the awesome variety of things to see and do in this vibrant community year-round.

Prior to the pandemic, Minnesota tourism had a $16.6 million impact on the leisure and hospitality industry.

The Minnesota Governor’s Peach Open is hosted by the Governor’s Office, Explore Minnesotaa volunteer welcome committee, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resourcesand the many sponsors that make the event possible.

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