Comins Lake is ice covered, with ice ranging from 3.5 to 4 inches in areas sampled. Since this is the first fishable ice we have had, anglers are encouraged to have safety equipment while ice fishing. NDOW recommends to stay off ice measuring less than 4 inches. Prior to ice up, surveys showed rainbow trout ranging 16-to-24-inches and upwards of 5 pounds. Anglers should do well fishing for trout using nightcrawlers, spoons, and jigs. Anglers pursuing northern pike will do well on hard and soft plastic baits, as well as flashy spoons and jigs. Fall stocking was completed with 8,246 rainbow trout averaging 8.2 inches.
Anglers are catching northern pike ranging from 18 inches to 30+ inches. Please note that NDOW has placed radio tags in several northern pike. These pike will have an orange floy tag near their dorsal fin and a small antenna (~ 7 inches long) coming from their stomach. Please return these fish to the water for research purposes.