Ice fishing season is just around the corner
The rifle deer season is over in the Bemidji area, so area anglers are waiting for the lakes to be covered with enough ice to go ice fishing.
The grouse and small game seasons are still active and hunters can hunt deer with muzzleloaders beginning on Saturday.
Some of the small ponds are frozen over, with shoreline ice starting to form on some of the shallow bays and lakes. It will likely be at least one more week before a few lakes are frozen-over and longer than that before there is enough ice for anglers to walk on the lakes.