This got sort of long....sorry One of my sons now lives in MN so I’m making a couple of trips a year through your wonderful state. Unlike many people I enjoy driving through farm and prairie country. I’m always looking at the wildlife, etc. Anyway, while I still waterfowl hunt I’m becoming more of a fisherman in my senior years. Our winters here in Eastern Washington now rarely let me ice fish but that does not seem to be a problem in North Dakota. While I fish for pan fish, Walleyes and trout on my own around home.... while traveling to visit my son hauling all the gear for ice fishing would be a pain so I’m looking at a day or two ice fishing with a guide on the famous Devils Lake coming and/or going on my winter trip. Finally my problem....... it looks like I’d better do a guided ice fishing trip. The info on the net is either out dated or confusing to my tired old mind. It looks like the big time guide outfits fill up with reservations way ahead of the actual ice up seasons. Now my question.......Since I don’t know when I’ll be traveling through the area is it possible to just show up in the area after ice up in Dec and/or Jan and find a guide for some ice fishing? I’ll probably swing up there on my trip this winter but was just wondering if any of you Dakota folks had any words of wisdom for me. Thanks in advance for any insight or tips on fishing that area BTW........I’m just a fisherman “not a trophy fisherman”.