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Summer patterns taking over in Bemidji area lakes

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Surface water temperatures are approaching 70 degrees in most of the local lakes, which is the point when spring patterns begin to fall apart and summer patterns take over the lakes.


The weed beds are still way behind where they usually are by the third week in June. Emergent vegetation like reeds and bull rushes are just starting to poke their heads above the water.

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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.