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Paul Nelson: Ice conditions slowly improving but access remains limited

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The ice conditions are slowly improving on the lakes in the Bemidji area but there are still major slush problems on many lakes.

Anglers are limited to where they can go on most lakes and only a few lakes are ready for vehicle traffic. The best advice is for anglers to use snowmobiles or other track vehicles and stay on the roads and established trails on the lakes.

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Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson writes a weekly fishing column for the Bemidji Pioneer. He runs the Bemidji Area Lakes Guide Service.