Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-February 16th, 2022

Date: 08.07.2022

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Mike Peluso

ABOUT MIKE PELUSO Mike Peluso is an infamous North Dakota fishing guide that’s well known throughout the state. Mike prides himself on being consistent, as well as versatile on any body of water he fishes. Mike guides year-round, so you can find him on the water or on the ice. Give Mike a call for your next fishing adventure!

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 somewhat get around with tires on our lake here in North Dakota and especially on Devils Lake. This give us another advantage of being able to use our hard shacks when the wind blows ave the temps drop. Both seem to happen lots up here in ND.

As far as the bite is concerned it definitely isn’t red hot. We are suffering the normal mid winter blues. Lower light penetration through the snow, lower oxygen levels and ever changing pressures from the weather all play into this. Like always, a light switch will flip and the bite will fire back up right before the spring thaw.

Perch up on Devils have been here today gone tomorrow. If you are marking fish you are better off staying on them and fishing those marks. The normal routine for Devils Lake is move and move and move. This year not so much. You can definitely mark perch in some of the deep basin of Devils right now.

The walleyes have been everywhere. Not like catching them everywhere, but like catching them in 4 foot of water and also catching them in 40 foot of water and everywhere in between. Full minnows on a plain hook and spoons in the pink and white with minnows have been best. Perch just an old school tungsten and waxies doing the trick.

With this recent warm up we had, it definitely got me fired up for the open water! Taking bookings now for the early Missouri River spring run near Bismarck April/May. Also taking bookings for Lake Sakakawea July/August. Get ahold of me if you are looking to fish! I have other guides on staff to accommodate!

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