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Paul Nelson: Anglers may have to dodge ice on area's larger lakes

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It looks like there will be ice on at least a few of the larger lakes when the seasons open at midnight on Saturday morning.

The good news is that there will be plenty of smaller lakes with open water for anglers to fish when the season opens for walleyes, northern pike, sauger and stream trout living in lakes.

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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.