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Paul Nelson: Walleye fishing continues to be slow in Bemidji area lakes

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Don’t look now, but it is already the third week of July. If that makes you want to ask “where has the summer gone,” you are not alone.


It is likely more of the lingering effects of the late spring. With ice-out on most lakes in the Bemidji area around May 14, the lakes have only been ice-free for two months and five days.

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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.