Lund Boats Premiere Sponsor of 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener


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October 14, 2019 – Otter Tail County, MN-The local planning committee is happy to announce that Lund Boats is the premiere boat sponsor for 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, MN 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 600 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 Governor’s Fishing Opener on Otter Tail Lake.  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,” said Jason Oakes, director of marketing for Lund Boats.

“We are ecstatic to have Lund on board.” said Erik Osberg, planning committee Chair. “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 eighteen-foot Lund 1875 Impact XS with a 10” Mercury 150 4Stroke HP 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. There will be a free community picnic at Phelps Mill Park on Friday, May 8th and a free online Fishing Derby from midnight until 4pm on Saturday, May 9th. Look for additional information from your local media sources.

Photo: Courtesy of Lund Boats
Erik Osberg, Planning Committee Chair

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