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Paul Nelson: Daily walleye bite often peaks in afternoon during fall
Bemidji area residents enjoyed a nearly perfect week of weather this past week, although there was a little extra wind on a couple of days if someone wanted to be picky. Surface water temperatures in the lakes have been holding steady or slightly rising and most of the local lakes...
September 25, 2014 - 3:34pm
September 11, 2014
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Just in case anyone forgot what fall temperatures can feel like in the Bemidji area, this past week gave everyone a little reminder of what is coming. Surface water temperatures in most lakes have cooled into the mid 60s and are falling fast. Fishing has been pretty good for...
September 11, 2014 - 12:02pm
August 21, 2014
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
The Bemidji area is losing 21 minutes of daylight per week (about three minutes per day) and Friday’s sunrise in Bemidji was at 6:24 a.m. and the sunset will be at 8:21 p.m. (a total of 13 hours and 57 minutes of daylight). Surface water temperatures in most Bemidji area lakes...
August 21, 2014 - 2:41pm
July 31, 2014
Paul Nelson: Weeds are maturing, spreading in Bemidji area lakes
It took until the last week in July to get a week of summer-like weather in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures are holding in the low to mid 70s. There is an algae bloom starting to tint the water green in many lakes and reduce the water clarity. Many of the weeds in the...
July 31, 2014 - 3:25pm
July 24, 2014
Paul Nelson: Anglers switch to summer patterns on Bemidji area lakes
Summer is finally here — at least as far as the fishing patterns in the lakes are concerned. Surface water temperatures in the Bemidji area are now warmer than 70 degrees for the third time this season. The first two times the lakes exceeded 70 degrees were short-lived but this...
July 24, 2014 - 12:58pm
July 17, 2014
Paul Nelson: Water temperatures remain cool in Bemidji area lakes
Several nights with lows in the 40s were enough to drop the surface water temperatures in the lakes back into the mid to high 60s, which is pretty cool for the middle of July. There was a late mayfly hatch in a few lakes when the surface temperatures reached the low 70s. Then a strong...
July 17, 2014 - 1:52pm
July 11, 2014
More boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday that they are finding too many boaters who are not taking required steps to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species. The DNR reported watercraft inspectors working at public water access points this...
July 11, 2014 - 12:07am
July 10, 2014
Paul Nelson: Surface water in Bemidji area lakes finally nears 70 degrees
Surface water temperatures in the Bemidji area lakes are finally getting close to 70 degrees because of the arrival of more “summer-like” weather. Summer fishing patterns will begin to develop in the lakes as long as the lakes continue to warm past 70 degrees. Most lakes have...
July 10, 2014 - 1:11pm
July 3, 2014
NELSON COLUMN: Summer patterns on hold because of high, cool water
The Fourth of July is probably the busiest weekend of the summer in the Bemidji area. The campgrounds and resorts are full, the roads are busy and the lakes are buzzing with both anglers and pleasure boaters. The persistent rains made it all the way through June and are continuing...
July 3, 2014 - 9:16pm
June 19, 2014
Muskies Inc. hosts tournament Saturday on Bemidji area lakes
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji/Cass Lake chapter of Muskies Inc. will hold its annual tournament on Saturday and anglers may fish Bemidji, Plantagenet, Cass, Big and Big Mantrap lakes. A complete catch/photo/release tournament, the boats will hit the water at 5 a.m. and the awards ceremony...
June 19, 2014 - 10:58am
Paul Nelson: Rain, high water dominate Bemidji area fishing scene
Rain has been a common theme for the last couple of weeks in the Bemidji area and water levels in the lakes are high in much of Minnesota after the heavy rains. Smaller lakes are often more vulnerable to water level fluctuations because the outlets on the lakes can’t get rid of...
June 19, 2014 - 10:55am
June 7, 2014
KRAUS-ANDERSON WALLEYE CLASSIC: Winkler-Moran team wins the KA Classic
BEMIDJI -- It came down to the final 10 teams Saturday at the 14th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic. A total of 100 two-person teams...
June 7, 2014 - 8:14pm
May 29, 2014
Fishing: Annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic benefits area organizations
BEMIDJI — The 14th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic June 7 on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving will feature a full field of 100 boats and event official Tracy Pogue isn’t surprised that the tournament reached the maximum well before the registration cutoff date. “We got the...
May 29, 2014 - 2:14pm
May 15, 2014
Paul Nelson: Perfect weather, cooperative walleyes greet anglers on Bemidji area lakes
Opening weekend of the 2014 fishing season in the Bemidji area had nearly perfect weather and pretty good fishing for most anglers. Most of the successful walleye anglers were fishing in a river or close to a river inlet or outlet. Once the river walleyes are done spawning, they...
May 15, 2014 - 2:44pm
May 12, 2014
Gov. Dayton has blast at fishing opener: lieutenant governor reels in two walleye
Brian S. Peterson Forum News Service NISSWA — By moonlight or by sunshine, it didn’t seem to matter. Gov. Mark Dayton had nary a bite in...
May 12, 2014 - 8:15am