Paul Nelson column for May 15: Cold and windy start to the fishing season
The first week of the fishing season has been cold and windy in the Bemidji area. There hasn't been much warm weather since the ice went out on the lakes, so water temperatures have been slow to rise this spring.
Surface water temps in most lakes are still in the upper 40s to low 50s, which is very cold for this point in the season.
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