Ice-out across Minnesota for our walleye opener? Anglers watch and wait
Spring has come late, and slowly, to northern Minnesota
May 5, 2023
If you're planning to paddle in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on opening day of the Minnesota inland walleye and northern pike seasons May 13, it's possible you'll encounter some ice on some lakes.
Key for visitors to BWCA lakes and other waters across northern Minnesota on the seasons' first days will be the weather between now and then, especially how hard the wind blows and how much rain falls.
Temperatures across the state's far north next week are expected to reach the mid-50s to mid-60s, with lows in the 40s. Some rain is predicted.