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Sponsor: Lund Boats will be the premiere boat sponsor for the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener held in Otter Tail County.

The local planning committee is happy to announce that Lund Boats is the premiere boat sponsor for the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener.  Lund will be donating a new Lund 1875 Impact XS to be raffled and will also be making two Pro V Limited boats for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to fish from at next year’s celebration in Otter Tail County.  Lund boats are manufactured in Otter Tail County in the city of New York Mills, and are considered by many to be the finest boats on the water.

Lund boats have been manufactured in the heart of Otter Tail County since 1948 with a strong history of supporting local communities. Lund Boats employs over 500 people and greatly contributes to the economy of the County.

“It is an extreme honor for Lund Boats to be selected by the planning committee as the premiere Boat of the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Otter Tail Lake,” Jason Oakes, director of marketing for Lund Boats said. “With Lund’s deep tradition in the sport of angling and our passion for fishing, we’re truly excited to work with Otter Tail County to make this year’s fishing opener event a tremendous success.”

“We are ecstatic to have Lund on board,” Erik Osberg, planning committee Chair said. “What a great way to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing in Minnesota. Lund Boats means a lot to the local economy and the sport of angling. We are proud to have them as a partner.”

The $48,367 boat to be raffled is an 18-foot 10-inch Lund 1875 Impact XS with a Mercury 150 HP 4-Stroke engine on a ShoreLand’r Trailer and the package also includes several accessories such as a trolling motor. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase soon so be sure to get yours before they sell out.

The 73rd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in Otter Tail County, May 7-11, 2020.  There will be several opportunities for the public to participate in the celebration. A free community picnic at Phelps Mill Park is planned for Friday, May 8 as well as a free online Fishing Derby from midnight until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May.


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