We have the perfect ice building weather starting this week. With that and so many out on the ice already finding success the ice fishing season is in full swing.
For me, especially never knowing when the ice will be safe enough. I usually don’t schedule anything until mid December. I have booked a couple early bird trips starting this week so my reports will be getting a lot more detailed and I’ll bring back the mid week fishing report also.
With me not personally being on the water doesn’t mean I don’t have much feelers out. I typically will not name small lakes that I’m hearing of good bites. Those lakes are too small and the the guys I get reports from wouldn’t be happy with me. But, some of the small prairie lakes are on fire right now.
Devils Lake is starting to clear up under the ice and the fish ate beginning to bite. Lake Oahe is showing signs of life. Perch, walleyes, and crappie are being caught down that way. Ice is moving around a bit so it’s never a 100 percent safe. Sakakawea is still mostly open water. I’m thinking this cold week coming, might start to seal up more.
I posted on my social media pages this week after I went through my calendar, and I do have some openings. Get ahold of me if your are looking to get on the ice. Also stay tuned on this fishing report, things are gonna get really busy for the next 3 months!