Snow, wind and cold temperatures mean ICE FISHING.
We have all of these conditions right now in Bismarck and that’s why so many people are jostling. Our friends at FishingBooker just released their updated “Top Ice Fishing Destinations” for 2021. A town in North Dakota made the list last year and it’s back this year.
Ice fishing is big business in North Dakota.
According to the North Dakota Game and Fish, hunting and fishing contribute $ 2.1 BILLION to the state’s economy each year. That’s a lot of minnows, coolers, hotel stays, augers, electronics, snacks, and fishing gear. Oh, and I almost forgot about the beer.
Going back to FishingBooker’s survey, the North Dakota destination on their list is none other than Devils Lake. He reached number three in the country. Only Lake Habeeb, Md. At number two and Brainard at number one, edged Devils Lake. Brainard has 460 lakes within a 25 mile radius of the city.
Devils Lake is also the third largest in the country.
Devils Lake is known as the “perch capital” of the world. It is also a popular destination for walleye, northern pike, white bass and crappie.
Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota. The lake is generally fishable for ice fishing from mid-December to the end of March. There are many access points across the lake and our maintenance by plows in winter. See these here.
As someone who has spent a lot of time on Devils Lake over the years, I can confirm that this is 160,000 acres of outdoor water paradise. Who is ready to drill holes?