March 15 deadline to remove fish houses from ND waters
Nearly everywhere you looked there were folks ice fishing on Devils Lake Sunday, March 11.
Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land.
Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily.
Anglers are advised to use caution while accessing area lakes because mild weather conditions can quickly result in unstable ice conditions that can make removing a fish house with a vehicle difficult or dangerous. Even on lakes where ice remains solid away from shore, anglers should watch the weather and adjust activities accordingly.
Ice conditions can vary from region to region, between lakes in the same region, and even on the same lake.