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Paul Nelson: Bemidji area anglers begin to target active panfish

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The Bemidji area has been in a holding pattern this week, with a little melting, a little more snow and re-freezing overnight.

The slow meltdown is good for ice fishing but not much progress is being made toward spring. It looks like a cinch for ice fishing to continue well into April again this year as more than 30 inches of ice still remains on most 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.