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Each summer, anglers flock to Lake Bemidji and they catch their share of walleyes. Historically, however, Lake Bemidji has been able to withstand the fishing pressure and data from last year’s lake survey indicates the walleye population remains in very good shape Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Fishing Opener: Late ice causes headaches for anglers, area business owners

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BEMIDJI — Those who study phenology have discovered that nature follows a predictable pattern.

When the new leaves of the oak trees are about the size of a mouse’s ear, the time has come to offer nectar to the hummingbirds. And two weeks after the canal that connects Stony Point Resort to Cass Lake opens, the lake will be free of ice.


The canal opened Wednesday.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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