Fishing Opener in Minnesota is 05/10/08. Lake Mille Lacs will, no doubt, be as busy as past openers with wall to wall boats. Follow the crowds if you're new to the lake. Big Winni is always a good lake for the opener. I've always had good luck at the Dugouts on the north shore or at the entrance to Cut Foot Souix. We have fished Round Lake at the town of Squaw Lake in the past on opener with great luck from the public landing north of Squaw Lake to the north shore. Another great opening day lake is Bowstring Lake north of Deer River. The south end between the duck camp to the river is good early in the year. If the water levels are high enough, fishing right in the river can be outstanding. Last year we fished Sand Lake near Bowstring and had great luck just off the SW side of the island bobber fishing in 12 ft. of water. Also, in the evening, fishing was good right up to the Anchor Inn bridge, with a couple of very large fish caught there.