Originally published May 11, 2012
Minnesota has a strange tradition of holding fishing opener the same weekend in which Mother’s Day falls. I think a guy thought this up. That means in a lot of households, the males depart for one of the many lakes (usually Friday night) in hopes of catching walleyes, crappies, perch, or sunfish. In all fairness to the guys though, many of them leave by lunchtime on Sunday so they can make it home to spend at least half a day with Mom. The lucky ones will have caught their limit on walleye so Mom will be eating a fine fish meal Sunday night. There is nothing quite like a fresh lake-caught dinner.
Speaking of fishing and Moms, every year my Mom bugs me to enter this fishing photo of my kids into the State Fair Fine Arts competition. I assure you this is NOT what the judges are looking for. But I can post this photo here, in her honor. Happy Mother’s Day Mom and to all the other Moms out there!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.