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Paul Nelson: Summer patterns develop on Bemidji area lakes

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Most lakes in the Bemidji area are close to the 70-degree mark, which is the point where spring patterns fall apart and summer fishing patterns begin to develop.


There are at least two patterns for walleyes right now in most lakes. Some walleyes are feeding in the developing weed beds, sharing the weeds with perch, northern pike and even an occasional muskie.

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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.