Archive of Fishing reports

January2013

North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online

Posted: January 31, 2013

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

NDGF waterfowl biologist Mike Szymanski talks about the recent Midwinter Waterfowl Survey.  Click here to Watch!

 

The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

 

Grand Forks

•             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

•             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

Dickinson

•             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fargo

•             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

 

Bismarck

•             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

 

Jamestown

•             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

 

Minot

•             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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By the end of the day you’ll have a nice pile of fish!

Posted: January 29, 2013

Fishing is really up and down with a few here and a few there and by the end of the day you’ll have a nice pile of fish. We are catching walleyes from 6 to 20 foot of water. Lindy Rattlen Flyers tipped with a minnow head seems best. The tip up bite for walleye hasn’t been as good as the past years. Perch fishing is all over the board. One day you’ll do good and the next will be none. The perch are 20 to 52 foot of water with the east end being the best.  Here’s a 2.04 oz hog Scott Gooder got on a guided trip.

Courtesy of JJ’s Bait Shop Perch Eye’s Guide Service.

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Fish With War-Like Strategy This Winter

Posted: January 28, 2013

Article pulled from fishingbuddy.com

By: Total Outdoor Network , Fishing Buddy

01/28/2013 6:36 PM

On the windblown icescapes of Devils Lake, North Dakota, guide and fishing pro Jason Feldner says, “Fishing without good electronics is like bringing a knife to a gunfight.”

These days, the owner/operator of Perch Eyes Guide Service says he takes to hardwater with…

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Public Winter Lake Access as of January 25, 2012

Posted: January 25, 2013

These Access points have been cleared for access onto Devils Lake:

  • East Bay Landing
  • Lakewood Boat Landing
  • Six Mile Bay Landing
  • Pelican Lake Landing
  • Behind Pop’s/Stromme Addition
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Severe Cold Weather Adding Ice!

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Guess what happens when Devils Lake gets slammed by a cold front…..  Slow down.   We have been struggling on the bite this past week.  Severe cold weather is great for adding additional ice, but it sure can slow the fishing down on this prairie lake.  Not that we are not catching anything, but the overall bite has been slower.  We are picking away on perch and the ones that we do catch are really nice, but not putting numbers in the buckets.  Walleyes have been better.  Our houses are getting some decent walleyes and some of our guests that are staying at Woodland are doing pretty good.  Not a crazy walleye bite, but most angers are getting fish.  Pike fishing has been strong with good quality fish.

Ice conditions are good with over 20″ of solid ice.  We have some snow on the lake, but not enough to stop 4X4 trucks from going where they want to go.  We have good plowed roads in Creel Bay and expanding roads into the main lake.

Welcome anglers to the Volunteer Fireman Fishing Tournament this weekend.  Over $180,000 in prizes.  Have fun and good luck!!

Kyle

Courtesy of Woodland Resort Mitchell’s Guide Service.

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Posted: January 20, 2013

We have had a roller coaster of weather over the past ten days. Temps have varied from 30 below to 35 above. We have had brutal weather the last two days. Wind, cold, and blowing snow has kept most anglers off the ice. The decision to purchase a SnoBear has proven to be a wise investment. We were able to fish right through a blizzard with 40 mph gusts and all of our clients were warm and comfortable, we even managed to catch fish!!

As for the bite, it has been really up and down. The perch are pretty good one day and spotty the next. Seems like they are going most consistently in that 20-30 ft of water. We have caught them mixed in with the walleyes. Buckshots, forage minnows, and lindy flyers tipped with a minnow head have been the best. Best bite for walleyes has been in 12-30 ft of water. Seems like there are walleyes all over, with lots of classes of fish (anywhere from 8-18 inches is the norm). Buckshot with a minnow head seems to trigger the most bites. We have caught pike mixed in with the walleyes. The weather looks to be warming up a bit later this week and hopefully we will have more stable weather….

If you would like to experience a unique ice fishing trip, give us a call, the SnoBear is an absolute DREAM to fish out of. We can pick up and move in a matter of seconds. There are days we move 20-30 times. The idea is simple, when the fish stop biting, we move until we find fish that want to!

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service.

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North Dakota Earth Day Patch Contest

Posted: January 18, 2013

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2013 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15.

The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in three age categories – 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18. Each winner will receive a pair of Nikon 8×40 binoculars. The final patch design will be chosen from the three winners.

The winning design will be used on a patch given to members of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H clubs and any school participating in Earth Day cleanup projects on state-owned or managed lands in North Dakota in April and May.

The patch should incorporate some aspect of Earth Day – celebrated April 22 – or keeping North Dakota clean. It must be round and three inches in diameter. There is a limit of five colors on the patch, and lettering must be printed. Name, address, age and phone number of the contestant must be clearly printed on the entry form. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Earth Day entry and reporting forms are available on the Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. For more information, contact Pat Lothspeich by email at ndgf@nd.gov, or call (701) 328-6300.

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North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online

Posted: January 17, 2013

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

NDGF conservation biologist Pat Isakson talks about the recent Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.  Click here to Watch!

The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

Grand Forks

•             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

•             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dickinson

•             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fargo

•             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

Bismarck

•             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Jamestown

•             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

Minot

•             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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Posted: January 16, 2013

We have had some very good days since our last report and a few tough days in between.  We survived our first blizzard of the season and we ended up fishing right through it, although our days were shortened a bit.  We were supposed to get 12 to 16 inches of snow, which would have been a major bummer, but we lucked out and only got about 6 inches.  We are still able to drive our trucks with ease for the most part.  You can get stuck if you try to.  We had a lot of wind with the blizzard and it did make some drifts.

The perch fishing right now is either boom or bust.  The days we do well, we wind up doing really well and the days we don’t we stink up the joint.  Thank God for very consistent walleye fishing on those days.  All in all, we seem to be able to make something happen every day which is definitely a product of some pretty good team work going on.

Our best perch fishing is happening in anywhere from 20 to 44 feet of water.  Still having the best luck on Buckshot rattle spoons and forage minnows tipped with minnow heads or maggots.  The walleye fishing has been incredible!  Some of the best catches have been on humps, flooded points, or any type of structure.  Both the sunrise bite and the before dark bites have been on fire, and there are days when the middle of the day has produced as well.

Our reservations are through the roof!  We have a lot of sold out dates but we still have some room available.  The best advise we can give you is to call us with some dates in mind and we just have to go through the book and see if we can find some dates that will work.

Have a great week everybody!

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Perch fishing is all over the board

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Fishing is up and down along with the weather. Walleye are running a little on the small side this year with some real nice ones taken here and there. Perch fishing is all over the board here one day and gone the next. Depths from 27 to 50 foot of water. Pike action is really good.
Call Jason Feldner Cell: 701-351-1294

Courtesy of JJ’s Bait Shop Perch Eye’s Guide Service.

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