Fish more active with algae bloom in Bemidji area lakes
Surface water temperatures have been holding steady in the low to mid 70s, which has helped summer fishing patterns get established for most species of fish in the Bemidji area.
The lakes have taken on a greenish tint from an algae bloom, which is actually phytoplankton suspended in the water. Chlorophyll inside the phytoplankton is what gives the lakes the green color.
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