User Tag List

  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrassed
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Sad
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • WTF!?
  • zzz
  • Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Results 1 to 20 of 44

    Thread: Ice conditions

    1. Back To Top    #1
      Silver Member
      Big fish here I come
       
      Mood:
      Awesome
       
      R@nger_BO@TS's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2019
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      60
      NDA Points
      41,909
      NDA Level
      90
      Report Entries
      5
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 119
      Given: 543

      Ice conditions

      Anyone out or have seen or heard about ice conditions on small or even the big lakes after this heat and wind?

      0 Not allowed!

    2. Back To Top    #2
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      eyexer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      williston
      Posts
      5,891
      NDA Points
      46,733
      NDA Level
      95
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 4,719
      Given: 3,302
      My kid was out on the big lake by lunds landing day before yesterday. When they got there and drilled they had 14” of ice. The first few hours the current was really strong then it died completely off. When they went to leave the the ice was 11”

      0 Not allowed!

    3. Back To Top    #3
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      williston
      Posts
      1,655
      NDA Points
      32,585
      NDA Level
      79
      Report Entries
      5
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,700
      Given: 2,284
      30 years ago i was fishing just east of west hole on the river... drilled my furthest hole 20' from an open water eddie and had 11" with very little current... pulled the tipup 2 hours later and the ice was down to 2"... 15 minutes later and i'd have been chum...

      that's when i realized. they sell fish...

      i no longer perform death defying acts for something i can buy...

      2 Not allowed!
      please do not judge me... i'm a minority... a "taxpaying american"...

    4. Back To Top    #4
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      WTF!?
       
      gr8outdoors's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Washburn,nd
      Posts
      508
      NDA Points
      10,585
      NDA Level
      44
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 428
      Given: 869
      Saw a pic today where a wheel house was broken through on New Johns. It was hanging on the ice by the hitch!

      0 Not allowed!

    5. Back To Top    #5
      Gold Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Flasher
      Posts
      135
      NDA Points
      7,156
      NDA Level
      36
      Report Entries
      3
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 181
      Given: 392
      I was at 2 small lakes today. The first was riddled with open water spots. I was told it went from 11" last week to 6" today. I didn't even unload the gear. The second lake was same deal, huge open water spots. Unless you can find a extremely sheltered arm in a back bay I believe hardwater season is over untill we get an extended cold snap again. At least for me it is.

      0 Not allowed!

    6. Back To Top    #6
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      819
      NDA Points
      31,317
      NDA Level
      77
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 650
      Given: 561
      where i am fishing on dvl the ice has been 13 inches thick for 3 weeks now. and not good looking ice. you might find 17 inches in places but might find 3 inches also. sitting in my skid house friday a 1/2 drove past and i felt the wave in my ice house as he went by.

      0 Not allowed!

    7. Back To Top    #7
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Sluggo's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      1,013
      NDA Points
      98,783
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      17
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,708
      Given: 2,173
      I was on Geier today. 14 inches of ice. Half of the fishermen drove their trucks on.....we did not. Fishing was slooooooooooow.

      0 Not allowed!

    8. Back To Top    #8
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Friendly
       
      5575's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Posts
      1,640
      NDA Points
      370,160
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      8
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,622
      Given: 2,423
      Tschida yesterday, folks were driving across here last week with UTVs....

      Name:  Tschida jan 16th 2021.jpg
Views: 3000
Size:  86.7 KB

      2 Not allowed!

    9. Back To Top    #9
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      dean nelson's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      4,119
      NDA Points
      257,518
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      12
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 2,365
      Given: 2,400
      I don't know lake Sakakawea seems to have plenty of ice on the main Lake far as I can tell from satellite imagery!

      Name:  Screenshot_20210118-051735.jpg
Views: 2950
Size:  82.7 KB

      0 Not allowed!

    10. Back To Top    #10
      Bronze Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      36
      NDA Points
      13,821
      NDA Level
      51
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 39
      Given: 69
      Geeez! Looks like a guy could launch off Pouch Point and fish the Hook in a boat.

      0 Not allowed!

    11. Back To Top    #11
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Friendly
       
      5575's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Posts
      1,640
      NDA Points
      370,160
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      8
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,622
      Given: 2,423
      Quote Originally Posted by Myk Lund View Post
      Geeez! Looks like a guy could launch off Pouch Point and fish the Hook in a boat.
      My buddy put in at Beulah bay last week and fished the lake, no joke.

      0 Not allowed!

    12. Back To Top    #12
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Meh
       

      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Dickinson, ND
      Posts
      920
      NDA Points
      71,468
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,140
      Given: 1,248
      Here's Patterson.
      Name:  PXL_20210118_230738697.jpg
Views: 2691
Size:  86.4 KB

      0 Not allowed!

    13. Back To Top    #13
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      johnr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Dickinson
      Posts
      8,053
      NDA Points
      126,794
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 10,347
      Given: 8,642
      Quote Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
      Here's Patterson.
      Name:  PXL_20210118_230738697.jpg
Views: 2691
Size:  86.4 KB
      I drove over to Patterson about 2 hours ago to check the ice out, kid was fishing on the ice near the boat ramp(NDGF side). you living in the Queen city now?

      0 Not allowed!
      Neat

    14. Back To Top    #14
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      CatDaddy's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Casselton
      Posts
      906
      NDA Points
      76,270
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      12
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,193
      Given: 1,122
      Jamestown area pond I tried to hit up on Saturday morning had open water around the shore and was April-looking dark ice.....looked like some open spots in the middle as well. I was just there the Saturday before and it was 10-12" solid clear ice.

      0 Not allowed!

    15. Back To Top    #15
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Meh
       

      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Dickinson, ND
      Posts
      920
      NDA Points
      71,468
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,140
      Given: 1,248
      Quote Originally Posted by johnr View Post
      I drove over to Patterson about 2 hours ago to check the ice out, kid was fishing on the ice near the boat ramp(NDGF side). you living in the Queen city now?
      We moved out here last summer. Boys and I were sledding at the swimming beach yesterday.

      1 Not allowed!
      Last edited by Auggie; 01-19-2021 at 10:19 AM.

    16. Back To Top    #16
      Gold Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Aug 2015
      Location
      Capital City, ND
      Posts
      136
      NDA Points
      27,233
      NDA Level
      72
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 290
      Given: 130
      Took the boys to Harmon on Sunday for some bluegills and crappies. The middle was split about 30 yards wide with a channel of open water from the dam to the first earthen fishing pier, the rest of the lake looked sketchy, but there was one pop-up out on the south west side along the trees. We did not venture out.

      0 Not allowed!

    17. Back To Top    #17
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      johnr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Dickinson
      Posts
      8,053
      NDA Points
      126,794
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 10,347
      Given: 8,642
      Quote Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
      We moved out here last summer. Boys and I were sledding at the swimming beach yesterday.
      on a 30 day cleanse right now, but in 13 days or later we can sure get together and have a beer. Shoot me a PM sometime.

      0 Not allowed!
      Neat

    18. Back To Top    #18
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      WormWiggler's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Dickinson ND
      Posts
      3,277
      NDA Points
      686,268
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      5
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 5,377
      Given: 11,291
      a 30 day cleanse?!!?!! which beverage company did you short?

      0 Not allowed!
      I'm here to chew bubble gum and kick ass.... and I'm all out of bubble gum. RIP Rowdy

    19. Back To Top    #19
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      johnr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Dickinson
      Posts
      8,053
      NDA Points
      126,794
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 10,347
      Given: 8,642
      Quote Originally Posted by WormWiggler View Post
      a 30 day cleanse?!!?!! which beverage company did you short?
      Jack Daniels, and a few ice cold Busch Lights here and there.

      0 Not allowed!
      Neat

    20. Back To Top    #20
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Fisherman25's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Sawyer,
      Posts
      676
      NDA Points
      9,048
      NDA Level
      40
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 402
      Given: 370
      You can get around on most lakes in the central part of the state yet. Obviously all the ridges opened up and anywhere close to that is touch and go. I guess I wouldn't go anywhere without checking again for the next few weeks. There will be a lot of variance and plenty of thin spots. It's just one of those years when you can't ever strike out without constantly checking ice.

      2 Not allowed!

    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  


    About Nodak Angler

      NodakAngler is a community of outdoors enthusiasts. Our primary focus is to provide a great place for North Dakota sportsmen to gather, discuss, and participate. All are welcome.

    Business & Contact

    Follow us on

    Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube