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Paul Nelson column for June 26: Walleyes spread out as summer arrives

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The hot weather this past week caused a spike in surface water temperatures in Bemidji area lakes, which quickly moved bass, crappies and sunfish into the shallows to spawn.


The walleye bite has slowed down in most lakes, especially during the day. Walleyes spread out and use most of the lake during the summer, so there are fish located in a wide range of depths.

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