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Ice covers Bemidji area lakes but thickness varies

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Lakes in the Bemidji area continue to make ice, although the sub-zero temperatures needed to set the ice and get the ice fishing season fully underway haven’t arrived yet. The ice thickness in the deep lakes like Bemidji, Cass, Pike Bay and Walker Bay of Leech Lake varies between six and eight inches in most places.


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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.