I took my hand off the electric fence for a couple days break. I’m back down in Bismarck and the weather is definitely showing signs of spring! I know it’s going to be difficult to return to the frozen tundra after feeling a little spring.
I had my hand on the fence earlier this week, and it goes back on it for 5 more days on the ice. After that I’m headed back to Bismarck to get things dialed in for the open water season.
So what’s been happening on the frozen pond of Devils Lake? It’s also showing signs of spring! The fish are getting out of their funk and starting to feed again! Perch, walleyes, and the pike have given us some fun days here recently.
By the looks of things Devils should have ice and fishing opportunities well into April. As it stands today it’s gonna be a good closing to this years ice fishing season.
Bigger rattle baits are working good for both the pike and walleyes. Perch are still liking the smaller tungsten with spikes and wax worms. The pike and walleyes are moving shallow and so are a few of those legendary Devils Lake jumbo perch. The main pod of perch remain out in the deep basin.
I only have a handful of days on the ice left. I’m guessing this will be close to my last ice fishing report for the winter. I will however be reporting on the boat ramps, water levels, ice conditions etc here lots the next few weeks. I have some openings left in April and May. Get ahold of me if you want to fish the river this spring near Bismarck.