Paul Nelson fishing column for Feb. 19: Eelpout Festival begins today in Walker City Park
Fishing should improve quickly once the snow starts to melt and more seasonable weather patterns arrive in the Bemidji area.
There is still about 16 inches of snow on the lakes, with larger drifts. There are also the remains of old roads and piles of snow from old fish house sites, which creates an obstacle course for anglers to navigate while driving across the lakes.
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