Great Plains: February Pike Fishing in Nebraska & More

Great Plains: February Pike Fishing in Nebraska & More

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If you're looking for Great Plains ice fishing, you'll definitely want to check out pike fishing in Nebraska this February on the Box Butte Reservoir. There are other sweet Great Plains fishing options for walleyes on North Dakota's Lake Audubon and trout on South Dakota's Pactola Reservoir.

FEBRUARY

Box Butte Reservoir

Pike

Nebraska's Box Butte Reservoir is loaded with pike. Most are smaller hammer handles, but every once in a while the reservoir spits out a giant. The slot limits there have helped improve the overall size of pike in the reservoir. If targeting the real gators, use oversized suckers. If you're just looking for action, shiners and normal-sized suckers will produce plenty of flags. A sunny winter afternoon can be a great time to take the family out, spot some tip-ups and have a winter picnic.

Alternatives

Walleye numbers are booming on North Dakota's Lake Audubon. Expect plenty of 'eyes in the 15- to 20-inch range, but there should be more trophy fish this winter, too.

Winter is a great time to get after South Dakota's Pactola Reservoir lake trout. Double-digit lakers are common.

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