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Southeast ND Ice Fishing Opportunities Abound


December 13, 2021

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Anglers will find quality perch fishing on prairie lakes across southeast North Dakota, as high waters from two years ago have sustained flooded sloughs despite a dry 2021. Additionally, great walleye fishing exists, with a record number of waters holding the popular ice fishing target this winter.

While water levels are down about two feet after a dry spring and summer across southeastern North Dakota's prairie lakes country, the opportunities to find fast ice fishing for perch and walleyes are up, as record opportunities to catch both species exist this winter. Record rains from the fall of 2019 have helped keep waters fishable and expanded the number of lakes stocked with popular wint...

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