The boat ramp is open at the Grant Marsh Bridge. Saw a couple of boats on the river on my way to work. Very depressing seeing people on the water and having to go to work.
Missouri River (ND Lower Portion)
Pitched some gulp jig/minnow off the shoreline near Misty Waters last night. No bites but oh it felt so good! 1 boat came by, a little 12 or 14 footer with 2 excited guys. Water clarity was about 18" with lotsa stuff going by. I saw some equipment (big loader or blade) dinking around by the Kneifel boat ramp but did not go over there to see if they got the ramp open or not.
When is the Big Muddy?
What day are we going to be fishing???
The river channel opened up north of Misty Waters on April 1...wide open channel this morning on April 2 at the mouth of Burnt Creek. Water is pretty muddy but it won't be long now!
Fishing was great at the tailrace. Just walked out with mud boots and a net.
Not really a fishing report, but a water report. heard a strong rumor that Washburn is now open to boats. but the road getting into the boat ramp is really messy. but shouldn't be long and bismarck will be open.
People are boat fishing at Stanton????
I fished the Hesket station last night in the waders casting cranks. Didn't even get a bite. Did manage to freeze one of my berries off though.
The sound of a thousand geese coming off the fields onto the river was pretty amazing.
WENT OUT TO STANTON TODAY ON THE ICE TO GIVE IT A TRY. BUDDY AND ME CAUGHT A FEW EYES AND 2 PIKES DURING THE DAY. WATCHED THE ICE GET WORSE AS THE DAY WENT ON. HAD A COUPLE OF BOATS FISHING THE RIVER 70 YARDS AWAY. BROKE THROUGH UP TO MY KNEE CHECKING ONE ROD THAT WAS IN THE SAME SPOT ALL DAY. DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE AT THAT POINT.
ICE IS NOT SAFE THERE ANYMORE BE CAREFUL!!!!!