Paul Nelson column for Nov. 27: Anglers still able to fish in open water
Thanksgiving weekend is usually when anglers are first able to get out on the ice in the Bemidji area.
This year there is barely any ice on the swamps and small ponds, with only some crust ice along the shoreline of the shallowest lakes.
The deep lakes are still wide open and a long ways from freezing, unless a severe cold snap arrives unexpectedly sometime soon.
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