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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 03:36 PM 05/18/07 (CST)
This article came from the Trib.
Think it will happen?


No fish tale: Legislator wants to move opener ... or Mother's Day
No fish tale: Legislator suggests moving the date of the opener ... or Mother's Day.

By Doug Smith, Star Tribune

Last update: May 18, 2007 – 1:51 PM

If Mom is abandoned at home while Dad and the kids go fishing, will she feel better if it's not Mother's Day?
A Minnesota legislator said he thinks Mom might, and suggests swapping Mother's Day and Father's Day to avoid the annual clash with Minnesota's fishing opener.

Mother's Day often falls on opening weekend of fishing, as it did last weekend.

"Having Father's Day the same weekend as the fishing opener would make perfect sense," Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, said Thursday.

Less tongue-in-cheek, Chaudhary floated the idea that the fishing season should open a week earlier to avoid Mother's Day. He also suggested cutting the walleye limit from six to four, because late-spawning fish might be vulnerable to overfishing.

"Now with effects of climate change, we are seeing some spawns happening earlier," he said. "I think that if we combine an earlier opener with a reduced walleye limit, we could make a sound biological move while resolving an all too common source of family tension."

State law requires the fishing season to open two Saturdays before Memorial Day weekend. Between 1990 and 2007, 13 openers clashed with Mother's Day.

Moms get no break in 2008 and 2009, either, when they again compete for attention ... with walleyes.


Doug Smith • d smith@startribune.com




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 04:00 PM 05/18/07 (CST)
Works for me, but will it really happen?? I doubt it.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 04:12 PM 05/18/07 (CST)
While they are at it how about a rider that say's I get that whole week off with pay. wink smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:13 PM 05/18/07 (CST)
I'll second that motion if it will carry over to me as well.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:15 PM 05/18/07 (CST)
It would only go to liscenced fishermen.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 07:25 PM 05/18/07 (CST)
I love it when legislators try to legislate biology. confused smiley













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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 07:44 AM 05/19/07 (CST)
Why not just make it Memorial Day weekend, same as bass opener?


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 06:26 PM 05/19/07 (CST)
If they move the fishing opener, when is 'take your mother fishing day' now? Not that I'd bring my mother fishing (she's 9 hours away...)



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 03:43 PM 06/11/07 (CST)
Better plan just leave season open ..
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