MCGREGOR, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are claiming success as Minnesota's fishing season gets underway.

Lt Governor Tina Smith/

Big Sandy Lake near McGregor is hosting the annual Governor's Fishing Opener. Dayton and his party bundled up against the cold and wind, but they managed to catch some decent fish. The temperature was 32 degrees for the send-off ceremony at Big Sandy Resort.

The Democratic governor landed one walleye, one crappie and two perch, while Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt caught two walleyes and Democratic Assistant Senate Majority Leader Katie Sieben got one walleye, two crappies and a perch. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith landed only one fish, but her walleye was the first catch of the day for the official party.

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