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ND Outdoors: What can ice anglers expect this winter?

Water levels after the summer drought "could be better," fisheries division chief Greg Power said. While fish populations are not at record levels, they are still above average, he said.

BISMARCK -- Ice fishing season is shaping up in North Dakota and about 430 fishable waters, its hundreds more than what anglers had available prior to the 1950s in the state.

There's close to 80,000 to 90,000 acres of additional walleye waters in the last 20 years as well.

"There's a lot of new walleye opportunity out there," said Greg Power, fisheries division chief with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Power says about 25% of the state's annual fishing activity is on the hardwater.

Water levels after the summer drought "could be better," Power said. While fish populations are not at record levels, they are still above average, he said.
Power and host Mike Anderson also answer commonly asked questions and provide other additional information on the ice fishing season.

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