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October 13, 2017
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
The first frost of the season occurred in most parts of the Bemidji area this past week. Surface water temperatures in the lakes are in the mid-50s,...
October 13, 2017 - 9:30am
May 28, 2017
Brad Dokken: May serves up walleyes, morels and wild asparagus
There are many things to like about May, and as the month enters the homestretch, I'd have to say it's been a good one. From spending a morning...
May 28, 2017 - 12:29pm
April 16, 2017
Brad Dokken: Anglers catching, keeping big walleyes in Devils Lake Basin sparks annual spring debate
I'll never forget the first time I fished the Rainy River. The fishing was unlike anything I'd ever experienced. And while I've had the privilege...
April 16, 2017 - 2:26pm
January 1, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING: How to decide where to put your fish house
Most anglers have been anxious for colder weather to arrive, so the lakes would make enough ice to go ice fishing. All of the lakes in the Bemidji area have been quickly adding more ice recently, but the long drawn-out process of freezing this year has made the ice very inconsistent...
January 1, 2016 - 1:42pm
November 6, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Diehard anglers are still at it as deer opener approaches
The 2015 Minnesota rifle deer season opens on Saturday morning. Approximately 500,000 deer hunters will be dressed in orange and sitting in the woods or on the edge of a field somewhere, long before the sun rises tomorrow. Experts are expecting another low deer harvest this year...
November 6, 2015 - 10:49am
July 3, 2015
AnglingBuzz: The Walleye - Mayfly Connection
While April showers bring May flowers, names can be deceiving. Mayflies, for example, are usually most abundant throughout the northern...
July 3, 2015 - 10:33am
June 11, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The spawn is still on in Bemidji area lakes
The spawn for crappies, sunfish, bass and muskies this year has been drawn out by a couple of drops in water temperatures that happened just as the lake water was getting warm enough for the fish to move into the shallows. Most crappies, bass, sunfish and muskies that waited to...
June 11, 2015 - 1:43pm
April 5, 2014
Red Lake 15 years later: Historic agreement the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota DNR signed in April 1999 produced walleye recovery
Brad Dokken Forum News Service RED LAKE — As Al Pemberton recalls, it was about three years after the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Minnesota...
April 5, 2014 - 11:14pm
January 9, 2014
Paul Nelson: Frigid temperatures mean better ice for anglers
The silver lining behind all of the cold weather is this was about the only scenario that could have helped the horrible ice conditions created by an early snowstorm. Lakes in the Bemidji area have had bad ice conditions since early December, when a heavy storm dumped more than 20...
January 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
August 2, 2013
Paul Nelson: Maybe the fish will think it's September
Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s equal surface water temperatures in the 60s in most of the lakes in the Bemidji area. Actually upper 60s, but the water in the lakes continues on a downward trend as the calendar changes to August. The current weather pattern is more like September...
August 2, 2013 - 11:01am
July 11, 2013
Paul Nelson: When the walleyes aren't biting, pursue other options
Walleye fishing has been tough in most lakes when the conditions are not primed for walleyes. The days with bright skies, hot temperatures, little wind and no cloud cover can be brutal on the lakes with clear water. Anglers can always grind a few walleyes out of the weeds with jigs...
July 11, 2013 - 1:55pm
August 21, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Aug. 21: Spinner rigs draw walleyes when visibility is low
The brief period of hot weather was enough to raise surface water temperatures into the mid 70s, which triggered an algae bloom in many Bemidji area lakes. But like most of the summer of 2009, cold, wind and rain quickly dropped the surface water temperatures back into the 60s again....
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Aug. 7: Cold weather disrupts dog days of summer
July is usually the month with the warmest average temperatures of the year in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures in the lakes also usually reach their peak sometime in July, although there is often a second peak sometime in August that comes close to the first peak.
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Paul Nelson column for July 17: Cool temps, winds keep anglers off lakes
The midway point of July has passed in what is turning out to be a cold summer. Surface water temperatures in the Bemidji area have exceeded 70 degrees twice this year, but it only lasted several days each time. Surface water temperatures dropped back into the mid 60s again this...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Paul Nelson column for July 10: Summer patterns developing on Bemidji area lakes
The lakes are changing and summer fishing patterns are developing quickly in the Bemidji area. Surface water temperatures are once again warmer than 70 degrees and an algae bloom is beginning in many lakes. Walleye fishing has slowed down significantly, especially during the middle...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am