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On ice? State's largest walleye lakes could be ice-covered for fishing opener

  • April 27, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Minnesota’s largest walleye lakes

Barring a prolonged warm spell and rain, some say ice could grip nine of the state’s top 10 walleye lakes on the May 11 fishing opener.

Lake Average ice-out Earliest ice-out Latest ice-out

Cass (No records)

Kabetogama April 28 April 1, 2012 May 18, 1996

Lake of the Woods April 29 April 8, 2000 and 2012 May 16, 1996

Leech April 27 April 2, 2012 May 23, 1950

Lower Red April 27 April 1, 2012 May 17, 1996

Mille Lacs April 24 March 26, 2012 May 7, 1965

Pepin April 9 Feb. 29, 2000 May 20, 1843

Rainy May 3 April 6, 2012 May 22, 1950

Vermilion April 29 April 2, 2012 May 23, 1950

Winnibigoshish April 24 March 30, 2012 May 10, 1996

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