It’s here!! Open water is here in Bismarck and it is here to stay! Ramps are pushed, ice is gone, and hopefully the walleyes will begin to filter north.
I’ve only been out twice since returning to Bismarck after guiding on the ice all winter on Devils Lake. A few things to note is the water is extremely low! This is gonna make navigation and launching a tad difficult. Another important thing to remember especially launching in the early mornings right now is to drain your trailer before pulling it up the ramp.
So I’ve been rigging boats here the past week trying to get things ready to start guiding. I decided to fix up a smaller boat for my one and two person trips. So my fishing has been a little limited. I have however caught a few fish. Nothing fancy, caught a couple slipping the current and also pulling jigs upstream really slow.
The ramps I have used or know of people using are fox island, interstate, misty waters, graners, hazelton, Wilton and Washburn. All are decent and you can get your normal bigger rigs in. I’m gonna be hitting it hard started this coming Tuesday. So lots of good up to date reports will be coming your way!
I have a few openings in April yet plus two other guides we can line you up with. I also have openings in May. So if your looking for some early spring time on the water, let me know!