Take advantage of break to get ready for open water
Even though there is still a lot of ice left on the lakes, the recent heavy snowfall rotted the ice on most lakes and created dangerous ice conditions across the entire Bemidji area.
Anglers might still be able to get on a few lakes, but there are bad spots in the ice that act like invisible trap doors, just waiting for an angler to walk or drive an ATV on the wrong spot.
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