January 12th; We have 17 to 20 inches of ice on the lakes we are fishing. The walleyes are good in the eaves but the size is smaller than the norm. The perch fishing is very good now. One of the new perch lakes is great. The other has not been tried yet. The pictures attached were caught 12/31 to 1/1/19 . Northern are coming in with good size and numbers. The accesses are very good. Some snow drifts on lakes but can avoid them. We all need ice creepers. Low snow cover on land and 70% bare ice. This time of year we have to watch out for developing ice heaves. So far very little evidence of ice heaves. Being safe is up to you! Some are starting to drive on some lakes. Four wheelers are optional. Ice safety is your job not any report is to be trusted by more than 5 minutes after it was posted. You always check the ice before you go on the ice. Bring a friend, a rope, a board, life jacket and ice picks. You can not bring into ND any minnows or anything else that lives in water. Buy your minnows locally and save the reciept for proof. My email is working now email@example.com ( no s) We have openings, come and have some fun! My houses have every channel that Dish offers. You get free paper towels and toilet paper. We include every cooking device, all linens, towels and soaps. We have full laundry in each house. You always have your own house. So you do not have to bring anything but fish cleaning knives and plastic bags for fish or game. Each house has a nice well lit raised table in the basement for game cleaning. If you have a fish scaler please put the scales in a garbage bag, don't dump on the ground. The wind spreads them and people bring them in the house on there shoes. When you stay at my houses in Lehr, you get free guiding on paper. You will start your trip in a place where fish were biting the day before, and you will know how to get them. Why waste your vacation days on a lake that isn't going to doing it for you? If you break down on the water, ice or have any problem, I'm stuck in the middle of know where North Dakota or I'm lost. You can call me for a rescue. I stock a good selection of well bearings, seals and some tires. No other outfit offers all of these services, just ask them before you book your trip! My competition rents you a house and you get nothing else, you are on your own! I have openings, call and have some fun. I help my house rental customers for free with maps and the information that you need to be successful. If you or a friend needs to get to the middle of know where for unwinding, Retreat, Peace and Quiet or affordable retirement. This is your place. Please tell your friends! Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 cell. Blessings to all. THE ONE INFINITE CREATOR ADONAI (add-doe-ni) is God The Father and he Loves all!