The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds winter anglers to clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well.
It is not only unsightly, but it is illegal to leave fish behind on the ice. According to the fishing proclamation, when a fish is caught anglers must either immediately release the fish back into the water unharmed, or reduce them to their daily possession.
â€śIt is common practice for some anglers to fillet fish on the ice,â€ť said Robert Timian, law enforcement chief. â€śClean up after yourself. Donâ€™t leave the entrails and sides of filleted fish on the ice. Put the carcass in a trash bag and properly dispose of it when you get home.â€ť