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Prettner Solon catches three fish, Dayton shut out at Governor's Fishing Opener

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon holds a walleye she caught early Saturday during the Governor’s Fishing Opener on Gull Lake in Nisswa. (Photo courtesy of the governor’s office)

If it’s not a good idea to catch your first fish before the boss catches his, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon didn’t get the memo.

Prettner Solon, of Duluth, caught the first walleye of the Governor’s Fishing Opener at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton’s media office reported.

She was fishing on Gull Lake in Nisswa with fishing guide Toby Kvalevog, her son Matt Prettner and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby.

Dayton was in a boat with fishing guide Ray Gildow, former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and Tom Brown. The governor didn’t catch a fish Saturday, and joked that he “defeated another fishing guide.”

The entire party was based at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake.

Proving it was no fluke, Prettner Solon caught a second walleye minutes after catching her first, then caught and released a perch later in the day.

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