The cold temperatures and lack of snow cover have caused ice to develop rapidly on Detroit Lakes area lakes. Traveling on the ice is currently very easy so anglers have had access to mid-lake hot spots that don’t get plowed. Most lakes ice ranges from 16-20 inches thick. The panfish bite remains the most consistent, especially during midday hours. The best walleye bite is generally the last hour or so of daylight and the first hour of dark. For the most fish, use a jigging technique.