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Ice fishing kicking off in Minnesota as ice slowly thickens; here’s a report from many popular areas

The common theme among bait shops in the northland is that there’s ice on many of the lakes, but walkable ice is dependent on the size of the lake. (Stock photo courtesy of Clam Outdoors)
The transition from open water to hard water is slowing beginning in northern Minnesota, with many areas seeing “walkable” ice thickness – enough to start the hard-water season. The central and southern parts of the state are waiting for consistent colder weather before ice-fishing anglers will step onto the lakes. In central and southern Minnesota, the temperatures have been below freezing during the evenings, but are forecasted to climb to highs in 30s or low 40s for the upcoming week.
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