North Dakota Fishing Reports

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 9th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 9th, 2022

My time up here on Devils Lake is numbered for the ice fishing season. I only have a half dozen days left for the 2022 ice fishing season. Most guides get a break from guiding, but I do not!I'll be headed back to my hometown of Bismarck North Dakota. I will begin my...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-March 6th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-March 6th, 2022

Things have really turned around up here on Devils Lake the last week or so! The fish are definitely a lot more eager to feed and that makes my job as a guide a heck of a lot more enjoyable. The weather still hasn't been the greatest, but even that seems to be coming...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-March 2nd, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-March 2nd, 2022

Things have definitely turned for the better this week up here on Devils Lake. We are heading towards the end of the ice fishing guide season, so it's been a breath of fresh air seeing the fish rebound a little here. The perch are have turned on some and they are a...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 27th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 27th, 2022

You definitely have to love what you do to be able to endure the pure punishment ice fishing can throw at you. Cold weather, heavy winds, finicky fish etc are just part of the equation. Mix in some green clients, high expectations of magazine cover pictures and you...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report- February 23rd, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report- February 23rd, 2022

With the recent couple days of freezing minus below weather, and wind off the charts. It has done a couple of things for me. One it's got me thinking spring walleye run near Bismarck, that's just around the corner and hopefully warmer weather. We did get a little more...

Devils lake Ice Fishing Report-February 20th, 2022

Devils lake Ice Fishing Report-February 20th, 2022

As I'm standing near the water cooler between hole 16 and 17 of this winter ice fishing season. One thing comes to mind. Super tough winter with the conditions we have faced. One common theme has been wind. Not just a little breezy at times, but darn near hurricane...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 16th, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 16th, 2022

With the recent couple days of over freezing weather. It has done a couple of things for us. One it's got me thinking big the spring walleye run near Bismarck that's just around the corner, and settled down snow. What I mean by the settled down snow is we are able to...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 13th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 13th, 2022

Man it's been a rollercoaster of a week so far. We have had unreal days and we have had some bad days also. One thing I've learned in the guide business, especially doing it full time in the winter, is expectation and realization are hard some days. What I mean by...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 9th, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 9th, 2022

We have finally seen a bit of a warming trend up here in North Dakota. We have also seen some strong winds and major pressure changes along the way as well. All of these changes seem to shift the fishes moods. Unfortunately, it usually means the fish get finicky. We...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 6th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 6th, 2022

I have definitely learned one thing these past few winter seasons. Don't try and predict anything, that's a waste of time. Just as soon as you think you know, or think you know what is going happen. The ice fishing gods just like to mess with you. Mother Nature has...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 2nd, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 2nd, 2022

This weeks report is t going to have a ton of report on it. I will touch on what is taking place up here for us right now on Devils Lake. I am also going to talk about the next chapter which is approaching extremely fast! So what is going on right now on Devils Lake?...

Devils Lake Fishing Report-January 30th, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report-January 30th, 2022

This weeks report is t going to have a ton of report on it. I will touch on what is taking place up here for us right now on Devils Lake. I am also going to talk about the next chapter which is approaching extremely fast! So what is going on right now on Devils Lake?...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 25th, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 25th, 2022

A common theme across the Dakota's is we are in the dog days of winter. If you are planning on making a trip over this way, make plans to have tracks or hire someone who does.We have lots of snow on our lakes and it is making getting around a bit more difficult. The...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-January 23rd, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-January 23rd, 2022

Man, I have to admit this winter is starting to kick our asses! More snow, cold cold temps, and wind! I can handle the snow and cold, the wind however is getting a bit ridiculous. One of the main reasons, the wind, it is making travel and moving around difficult. The...

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 19th, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 19th, 2022

This week up here in North Dakota we have seen a lot of different weather scenarios. Snow to start, warm temps, cold temps, and now the wind!This hasn't however slowed us down as guides to try and stay on the bite. One thing I will tell folks wanting to come ice...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-January 16th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-January 16th, 2022

A few words come to mind this past week up here on Devils Lake. Snow, wind, cold, warm and Covid. Yes, I said the bad word Covid. Not me, but we have had a few groups cancel on us here as of late due to Covid. So if you are looking to get a day or two in here in...

Devils Lake Fishing Report-January 8th, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report-January 8th, 2022

It certainly amazes me how fast word travels these days when it comes to catching fish. Modern technology without question, is a huge factor in this. Texts messages, snapchat, instant messaging, pin drops etc all factor into word of a bite and spots being discovered...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report and More-January 1st, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report and More-January 1st, 2022

Well between fixing starters, putting tracks on, having to get a skid shack, thawing frozen pipes, fixing zippers on shacks etc. etc. We have actually been fishing during this massive deep freeze, and surprisingly some days have been pretty good. First thing we are...