This week up here in North Dakota we have seen a lot of different weather scenarios. Snow to start, warm temps, cold temps, and now the wind!
This hasn’t however slowed us down as guides to try and stay on the bite. One thing I will tell folks wanting to come ice fishing anywhere in North Dakota right now to be prepared. Vehicles with tracks are almost a must. We are seeing plenty of snow on all of our lakes. Unlike many areas in Minnesota, it’s hard to keep roads open on the ice here in the Dakotas. The wind will blow them shut in a blink of an eye.
We have been chasing more walleyes here as of late. Again, I’m mainly in the Devils Lake region this time of year. So for myself and my guide groups we have been working some of the northern lakes and main lake structure for the walleyes. Buckshots with a full minnow hooked on the back has been best for us up here.
Talking to a few of my buddies that fish Sakakawea and some of the smaller lakes in area. They are finding the bite to be pretty solid also. The Van Hook Arm area is just starting to show signs of a good bite on the humps before dark. Again, access is going to be a little more difficult moving forward, especially if we continue to get snow.
Being back on Sakakawea has been fun! Honestly for me, I love being able to guide on both of North Dakota's big bodies of water this time of year. It keeps you on your toes and I feel I'm a better guide because of it! No time to get complacent. The fish are moving...