State record walleye was caught on an opener just like this one
One week to go before the 2008 fishing opener and there is still ice on most of the lakes in the Bemidji area.
Local anglers have two good barometer lakes they can watch to be able to guess how the ice is doing on the rest of the area lakes.
Lake Irving is one of the first lakes to be ice free each spring. When the ice is off Lake Irving, many of the other small lakes in the area will also be ice free.
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