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Paul Nelson: Warmer water will mean better walleye bite in area lakes

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Lakes in the Bemidji area continue their slow warming this spring, trying to recover from the late ice-out that still had ice on a few lakes when the spring fishing season opened.


Cold temperatures and frequent rains have kept the lakes cold, with most lakes still having surface water temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.

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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.