LITTLE FALLS -- Water temperatures on Central Minnesota lakes are about a month behind average.

Little Falls Area DNR Fisheries Manager Eric Altena says water temps are 58-62 degrees. He says that can be dangerous for swimming because hypothermia is possible.

On the other hand, Altena says it hasn't been bad for anglers.  The bite has been good with some crappies and bass still spawning.  Altena says fish are being found in shallow water and plan on a bite that would be more reflective of early May rather than early June.

Altena says if we get some warm sunshine, the lake temperatures can rise quickly.

He says wear your life jacket and if you do plan on swimming take breaks from the cold water.