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Governor's Fishing Opener at Lake Wapogasset, Polk County

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The 43rd Governor's Fishing Opener, officially kicking off Wisconsin's game fishing season, will take place May 3 at Lake Wapogasset in Polk County.

Gov. Jim Doyle is invited.

Also fishing at the event will be local legislators and officials, media, and Matt Frank, Department of Natural Resources secretary, and Mike Staggs, state Fisheries Chief.

Former Gov. Warren Knowles started the tradition in 1965, to officially open the state's fishing season.

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