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Paul Nelson: Bemidji area anglers should consider winterizing boats

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Many of the ponds and swamps in the Bemidji area are starting to become coated with ice. Surface water temperatures in the lakes are between 39 and 40 degrees, so they are ready to freeze as soon as air temperatures stay below freezing during the day.

Most of the docks at the public accesses have been removed from the lakes so anglers need to be prepared to launch their boats without the aid of a dock.

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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.
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