Season Summary: Updated January 13, 2017
Name: Mike Clement
Date: Jan. 10, 2017
Location: Devils Lake, North Dakota
Weather: Lows in the negative single digits, highs in the single digits.
Snow Cover: Yes.
Water Conditions: Abundant water conditions. Most lakes with about 18 inches of ice.
Species and Numbers: Season is now closed on all species.
Name: Kirk Steffensen
Date: Jan. 11, 2017
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: More extreme variable weather patterns. Weather has been seasonable with daytime highs in the mid-30s to lower-40s with overnight lows below freezing. However, another low-pressure system is moving into the area and will drop daytime temperatures into the mid-20s with overnight lows around zero.
Snow Cover: A little snow remaining.
Water Conditions: Frozen. Ice is pretty stable as ice fishermen are venturing out on area lakes and ponds.
Feeding Conditions: Great. Crops are harvested with no snow on the ground.
Species and Numbers: Good numbers of Canada geese in the area, but they have gathered up on open water.
Season Stage: Local duck season is closed with goose zones are opened through early-February.
Hunting Report: Good hunting when you can find a feed and get permission.
Gossip: Nothing at this time.