Weather continues to play tricks on fish, fishermen

By Bill Bartusek

The merry-go-round of Minnesota weather continues. For the Memorial Day weekend, area Anglers got a good dose of some very warm weather. I'm sure they didn't mind, but it did have an effect on the fish. Bass were especially vulnerable and it was the bass opener.

The reason the weather really impacted them is because it was so close to spawn. On a normal year the weather in early May is cool and so are water temperatures. As the month progresses the weather warms and so does the water. When this happens the bass slowly move into shallow water.

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