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Ice Fishing Preview: Southeast Lakes Benefit from Recent High Waters


November 23, 2020

Simonson Photo

The author with a 26 inch walleye from Lake Ashtabula near Valley City. The lake remains a top destination in the district with a variety of fish to angle for each winter.

In the fall of 2019, the southeast corner of North Dakota received significant rain which not only complicated the hunting efforts of many in the region, but also filled up sloughs, lakes and wetlands to the highest point seen in recent years. This occurrence resulted in the creation of unstable ice which caused local agencies to restrict access to certain bodies of water, including Jamestown R...

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