In Wisconsin, the official start of the fishing season is the first weekend in May. Every year for the last 54 years, the fishing opener was celebrated with the “Governor's Open” which is a weekend media event to showcase Wisconsin’s valuable fishing industry. Fishing is big business for WI and the economic impact of this industry is huge.
The Governors Open event is by invitation only and is primarily a media event with a variety of outdoor communicators in attendance. The event is produced by the Indianhead Country tourism and is always held in the NW part of the state. I decided that this would be a great event to attend and bring The Woman Angler and Adventurer podcast to cover the festivities. After several phone calls, emails, and general inquiries, I managed to get an invitation to this years event, which was held in Rusk County, WI on the Dairyland Flowage.