With above-average fish populations and loosening state regulations, ice fishing on many of North Dakota’s 430+ fishable lakes has quickly become a choice winter sport for those living in North Dakota and those across the ice belt.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department stated recently that the focus of North Dakota ice anglers is typically on walleye, yellow perch, and northern pike and that lower lake levels this summer were a concern, yet thankfully this ended up not having an effect on the fish population for this ice fishing season. Aside from the hundreds of walleye-filled prairie lakes, ranging from a couple of acres to hundreds of acres, there are several larger choice fishing lakes throughout North Dakota that bring in anglers from all over the ice belt every season.
Here’s a list of popular ice fishing lakes in North Dakota:
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Check out the video below, where Greg Power, Fisheries Division Chief and Mike Anderson with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department chat about the prospects of the upcoming 2021-22 ice fishing season:
Visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website for more resources: Ice Fishing Information and Tips