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Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers

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The ice fishing season is underway as anglers are finding a few shallow lakes with enough ice to walk on. All lakes are not created equal when it comes to ice so anglers have to be very careful and avoid the deep lakes until later in the season.


Upper Red Lake is one of the premier ice fishing lakes in Minnesota and usually has more ice than almost any other lake in the state.

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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.