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Paul Nelson: A variety of sinkers can be used to help catch walleyes

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Historically, July boasts the highest average temperature in the Bemidji area but this year August is turning out to be the warmest month of the summer.


Surface water temperatures are holding in the mid to upper 70s in most lakes. Algae blooms caused by warm water temperatures and excess nutrients in the lakes have reduced water clarity in most lakes to less than two feet.

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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.