Among avid anglers, ice fishing is increasingly popular. There are many options available. Here are some of the best places to ice fish around the world.

Head to North Dakota to go ice fishing at Devil’s Lake. Not as ominous as it sounds, this lake houses some impressively large pike, trophy perch, and walleye. The number of shrimp in the lake accounts for the large sizes of the fish regularly caught there. Spread out over 18,000 acres, this is one lake where there is a lot of space to explore, but fishermen never have to feel like they’re alone. Experienced guides are always around to help fishermen navigate the huge lake.

Colorado’s Antero Reservoir is only 100 miles outside of Denver. Those who enjoy fishing for trout will want to make it a point to visit. But the reservoir also includes greenback and river cutthroats, splake, cut bows, and kokanee salmon. Like in Devil’s Lake, the fish in the Antero Reservoir dine on a healthy amount of shrimp. As a result, the fish caught in the reservoir tends to be on the larger side. Many fishermen that visit the reservoir will book a stay at the Mountain River Lodge.

For fishermen in both the U.S. and Canada, one of the best places to go ice fishing is Lake of the Woods. Located conveniently to Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, this lake is among the largest located in the U.S. It’s a popular site for catching the following types of fish:

    • Walleye
    • Lake Trout
    • Northern Pike
    • Whitefish
    • Perch

When planning an ice fishing trip in January, an ideal choice is Michigan’s Higgins Lake. No matter how cold it gets, there are always fish to be found. Higgins can be found about two hours north of Lancing. You’ll find perch in great numbers closer to the shore, and you’ll likely spot trout near the center, but there are tons of other species to catch as well.