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September 12, 2013
MWC anglers head for Cass Lake Chain
CASS LAKE — The final stop in the 2013 Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) fishing series begins Friday and will continue through Saturday or Sunday on the Cass Lake Chain. The event will be based out of Stony Point Resort in Cass Lake and the anglers will hit the water at...
September 12, 2013 - 1:10pm
September 5, 2013
Master's Walleye Circuit hosts youth clinic at Stony Point
CASS LAKE -- The final stop in the 2013 Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) fishing series will be Friday Sept. 13 to Sunday Sept. 15 on the Cass Lake Chain. The event will be based out of Stony Point Resort in Cass Lake and the anglers will hit the water at 8 a.m. on Friday and...
September 5, 2013 - 2:21pm
Paul Nelson: Fish, resorts, anglers are preparing for fall
Many resorts do most of their business during the summer months and the owners will begin the long process of shutting down almost immediately after the Labor Day Weekend. A few resorts on some of the larger lakes like Winnibigoshish, Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake may do more...
September 5, 2013 - 2:17pm
August 29, 2013
Park Rapids DNR officials to discuss northern pike regulations
PARK RAPIDS — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting to discuss existing northern pike fishing regulations 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 in the community meeting room at Northwoods Bank, 311 Park Ave. S. in Park Rapids. Updated information collected...
August 29, 2013 - 5:53pm
Paul Nelson: water temperatures continue to climb in Bemidji area lakes
Labor Day Weekend is the last big weekend of the summer tourist season in the Bemidji area. Some seasonal residents will already be taking out their docks and getting their cabins ready for another winter. Docks, boat lifts and boats that are left in the water for an extended period...
August 29, 2013 - 1:45pm
August 22, 2013
Paul Nelson: Slowing spread of AIS in Bemidji area lakes is everyone's responsibility
Lake Bemidji hopefully dodged a bullet recently when an out of state boat with zebra mussels and Eurasian milfoil was discovered and ticketed at the Northwoods access. AIS (aquatic invasive species) are a hot topic in many circles, with the welfare of our lakes at stake. Optimistically...
August 22, 2013 - 9:38am
August 15, 2013
Paul Nelson: Changing weather conditions result in return of summer patterns in Bemidji area lakes
The weather pattern has changed again in the Bemidji area. The weather seems to run in streaks, with drastic changes often happening suddenly. Several weeks of cooler weather made it look like it was going to be an early fall but the weather pattern has changed back into summer mode,...
August 15, 2013 - 3:39pm
August 8, 2013
Paul Nelson: Temperatures begin to drop on Bemidji area lakes
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue their fall-like cool down into the second week of August. Surface water temperatures have fallen into the mid 60s in most lakes, which is similar to what usually happens in early September. There is still time for more hot weather this summer but...
August 8, 2013 - 10:41am
July 25, 2013
Paul Nelson: Cooler temperatures result in clear water in Bemidji area lakes
The weather patterns have changed again in the Bemidji area. The hot and humid weather has been replaced with cooler, much more comfortable 70s during the day and perfect sleeping with 50s and the windows open at night. Surface water temperatures in the lakes are dropping quickly...
July 25, 2013 - 11:17am
July 18, 2013
Paul Nelson: Walleye fishing continues to be slow in Bemidji area lakes
Don’t look now, but it is already the third week of July. If that makes you want to ask “where has the summer gone,” you are not alone. It is likely more of the lingering effects of the late spring. With ice-out on most lakes in the Bemidji area around May 14, the lakes have...
July 18, 2013 - 9:22am
July 4, 2013
Walleye action starting to slow in Bemidji area lakes
Walleye fishing is starting to slow because of the long days and plentiful food in most lakes. The bite can be especially tough when the conditions do not give walleyes an advantage over their prey. There is no reason for walleyes to feed when they do not have the sight advantage...
July 4, 2013 - 4:33pm
June 27, 2013
Paul Nelson: Walleyes are on the move in Bemidji area lakes
Summer is finally here, with surface water temperatures reaching the mid 70s in most lakes in the Bemidji area. Thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds were again part of the weather pattern this past week. Hopefully there won’t be a repeat of the storms around the Fourth...
June 27, 2013 - 3:45pm
June 20, 2013
Summer patterns taking over in Bemidji area lakes
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...
June 20, 2013 - 1:12pm
May 30, 2013
Bemidji Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic officials expect full field
BEMIDJI – The 13th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving will be June 8 and any team that plans to participate should contact tournament officials very soon. A year ago the event attracted 97 two-angler teams and Bob Fitzgerald, who helps organize...
May 30, 2013 - 7:41pm
Muskies just beginning to spawn on Bemidji area lakes
Muskie season opens Saturday and, as was the case when the walleye season began, most muskies will not have spawned or will be just starting their spawn on Saturday. Muskies spawn in a wider temperature range than most species. Muskies usually spawn when the water temperature is...
May 30, 2013 - 7:39pm