January in North Dakota! Up and down is its steady diet for both the fishing and the weather!
This recent wind storm and now a little snow that blew through the state sure messed with things! Not only are the fish all messed up, but the ice didn’t fare all that well either.
Lots of areas across the state got hammered and definitely shifted things around. If you had a shack on a lake somewhere, I hope you use caution when you head back out to check on it. Areas that had plenty of ice all the sudden doesn’t.
As far as the fishing goes, seems like the wind moved or did something to them also. Mixed reports all over the place right now with how the fish have reacted or are reacting.
Our weather forecast is showing a cool down that may move us more into a normal North Dakota winter. It hopefully helps us add a few inches of ice on all the lakes here.
The fish are scattered right now, so you will need to drill a ton of holes and keep moving to try and track down a decent bite. I did get my darkhouse spear shacks out and hopefully the waters on Sakakawea settled back down and clear up. We were seeing fish with great visibility before the winds. Hopefully it clears back up fast!
Missouri River Fishing Report-May 21st, 2023
It's definitely hard for me to believe this is my last Missouri River fishing report until fall. For me it just never felt like we had a spring. Late ice off, muddy water, terrible weather etc just made for a frustrating time. I'm hoping Mother Nature repays us with a...