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Winter is the perfect time to target panfish like these bluegills. Tyler Shoberg/The Pioneer

Open Season: Random ramblings as weather turns wintry

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Like so many outdoor-loving folks in the northland, I'm met with a dilemma once winter hits: How best do I spend my time?

I consider early December a 'tween time, when many outdoor pursuits are winding down, while others are just kicking off. This makes it especially tough to decide what to do on those oh-so-precious weekends between family socials and holiday travels.


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