Ice Fishing Report-February 12th, 2023

Written by Mike Peluso

February 12, 2023

Things are getting better and also getting worse as far as the ice /slush/snow is concerned.

The warmer weather has settled the snow down. It has also created the slush pockets that will eat up your side by side if you are not careful.

Take your time and travel in pairs is my recommendation. I know they are uncertain of the snow we could receive this coming week. My hopes is it stays south.

The fishing remains good if you time things right. We are still picking one species at a time/day.

What I mean by this is if you choose walleyes we will target those for the day. If your choice is perch. We have to concentrate on those.

It’s extremely hard to do both right now in an 8 hour guide day. Logistics don’t favor it at all, especially this winter.

Nothing fancy old shoreline stuff morning and evening for walleyes. The perch are definitely headed for the basin.

If you catch perch in the basin you have to keep them! They will not survive with barotrauma.

I’m booking trips for the river this spring near Bismarck. April is for the most part spoken for. May which is my favorite month on the river still has some prime time dates left! Get ahold of me!

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