Paul Nelson column for April 2: Anglers should have a short wait for open water
The ice fishing season is over and the wait for open water begins. The wait should be a short one, with some of the smaller lakes in the Bemidji area ready to lose their ice.
The 2010 walleye opener is May 15, which is the latest date the season can open under the current regulations. This means there will be more than one month of open water on most lakes in the Bemidji area before the walleye season begins.
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