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Muskies just beginning to spawn on Bemidji area lakes

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Muskie season opens Saturday and, as was the case when the walleye season began, most muskies will not have spawned or will be just starting their spawn on Saturday.


Muskies spawn in a wider temperature range than most species. Muskies usually spawn when the water temperature is in the 50s but the spawning range varies from lake to lake and from north or south in their range.

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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.