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Opening Day info for Pelican Lake

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Hoss05

I am from IL and my mom, dad, grandparents, etc. are coming up to Pelican Lake for the season opener. What has the weather been like for the past few weeks and about what is the water temps in that area?

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The weather here has been like a yo-yo, we see alittle of the 70's each week, but last week 1 night was 19 and this am it was 28, should rise to 60 & windy.

The weekend forecast is for 45-60 highs 30's for lows and partly cloudy. Water temp on Kabetogama is 48 should maybe be at 50 by weekend. Pelican is smaller and more shallow, I suspect it would be around 55 as my best guess.

Pelican is a nice small panfish lake and can be fun, but be sure you come up to Kabetogama, Voyageurs National Park. They have a real nice visitor center at Kab. on hwy 53 turnoff at the Walleye statue, amongst the resorts and another visitor center at Ash River Trail, which is 11 miles in after the turn off. Hope you have a nice vacation, and good luck, guts

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Hoss05

Thanks for the info and I think we will try Kab and Vermillion while we are up there.

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