Name: Michael Clement

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

Location: Devils Lake, North Dakota

Weather: Highs in the single digits below zero. Lows in the teens below zero.

Water Conditions: Sloughs frozen over with good amount of ice on the lake. Ice conditions have improved with the long arctic blast of well below zero weather. A warm up is coming for the weekend which will make for great weather to get out and ice fish. Good luck!

Species and Numbers: No birds left.

Season Stage: Closed.


Name: Adam Frick

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

Location: Yankton, South Dakota

Weather: Bitter cold temperatures will give way to mild conditions over the next few days.

Snow Cover: Snow cover is probably 50 percent.

Water Conditions: Deeper moving bodies of water are the only thing open.

Feeding Conditions: What waterfowl is left has been feeding picked corn fields.

Species and Numbers: Most species have moved south, except select groups of Canada geese.

Migrations: No migrations seen.

Season Stage: Late. Duck season is over, goose season open until February in select areas.

Hunting Report: Hunters targeting Canada geese have done decent, just hard to pattern.

Gossip: Duck season will now start later in 2018 for the area, and go all the way until January 2019.


Name: Kirk Steffensen

Date: Jan. 17, 2018

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Weather: Below average temperatures with recent highs in the single digits or below and overnight lows below zero.

Snow Cover: Minimal snow cover.

Water Conditions: Frozen with about 10 to 12 inches of good ice.

Feeding Conditions: Good, all field are open and lots of available feed.

Species and Numbers: Good numbers of Canada geese remain in the area.

Migrations: Nothing really occurring.

Season Stage: Goose season remains open until early February.

Hunting Report: Good, find the feed and you will shoot geese.

Gossip: Cold!