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Ice conditions on Bemidji area lakes continue to improve


The ice conditions in the Bemidji area continue to improve, with anglers driving on most of the local lakes.

Generally speaking, most lakes now have between 12 and 16 inches of good ice. There are always current areas, ice heaves and springs possible on most lakes, so anglers still have to know where they are going on the ice at all times.

Snow and slush are the enemies of anglers when it comes to access to the lakes in the winter.

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Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson writes a weekly fishing column for the Bemidji Pioneer. He runs the Bemidji Area Lakes Guide Service.