Lake Francis Case is my favorite place to ice fish either below Fort Randall dam or around the Dock 44 area. Both places hold loads of walleye and sauger and are fairly easy to catch. The regulations of keeping what you catch near the Dock 44 (platte bridge) have been removed so now regular size and possession limits are in play year around. Dead sticks are hard to beat but in early morning and evening you can whack the walleye fast with a spoon or even a glide bait style of bait. Burraneks has easy access to the west side of the river and it's a short walk to fish the river channel near the trees that hold many of these fish. Bring plenty of minnows and put out a few tip-ups to find the active fish. ATV access is easy as well but as the water levels changes over the next month many anglers bring a couple ramps or planks to get to the ice from the shore line when water levels rise. Be safe!
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