People are venturing out on the small ponds and a few areas up here on Devils Lake already. Ice isn’t great, but we are seeing 3 to 6 inches of ice. The further north the more ice we are seeing.
One of the problems we are seeing and are going to see early on especially up here on Devils Lake. Is the water is pretty dirty from all the wind we had prior to the lake freezing over. This usually slows the bite down right away. Our sunlight is limited the way it is and add dingy water conditions and the fish have trouble finding the baits.
Hopefully things will settle down under the ice here in the next couple of weeks. Guys that are actually out fishing and catching a few are using bigger and noisy lures.
We will continue to keep you updated here. My first guide trips are scheduled around the 9th of December. So still a little time yet before all heck breaks loose!