Changes in store for Bemidji area anglers as water temperatures exceed 70 degrees
This past week was the warmest week of the summer so far this season in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures exceeded 70 degrees for the second time this summer, which is the point where the lakes begin to change into summer patterns.
Algae blooms increase as water temperatures rise, which eventually reduces visibility in the lakes. The lake water begins to stratify by temperature with the warmest water on the surface and the coldest water on the bottom.
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