Molnau lands walleye before Pawlenty in fishing openerby Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio
Breezy Point, Minn. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau is apparently quite the angler.
While Governor Tim Pawlenty had a slow morning on Pelican Lake, Molnau landed a 19-inch walleye at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
In the past six years, Molnau and Pawlenty have had a friendly competition for first fish caught, longest fish and most fish caught on opening day. Molnau has been the unofficial winner each year - and this year looks no different.
She held the first fish high - as Pawlenty and his wife Mary were fishing only about 100 yards away. Both Pawlentys were still empty-handed.
Of the anglers near the governor, only a few caught fish Saturday morning.
Molnau says she caught the fish in 18 feet of water using a Northland Fire-Ball jig with a spottail minnow.
Information from: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, http://www.brainerddispatch.com