Fished D.L. from the 20th - 27th. Went home with our limit of walleye, but had to work for them. Some long days on the water. Used a variety of lures/baits. Flicker Shads, Wally Divers and Shad Raps in the deeper water with some current. A jig with a 3" Gulp soft plastic minnow was the top lure overall. Blue and white was the best color. Slip bobbers with leeches did work too. We caught hundreds of northerns. Mostly 20-24". They were mostly a nuisance as we were after the walleye. A lot of discussion on whether the northerns are hurting the walleye fishing. The locals seem to feel that way too. The N.D. DNR was doing a survey about the northern problem. Got into some White Bass in some shallow bays and a few nice Crappies for the first time ever. Did see a very large northern(mid 40s) swimming with a walleye tail sticking out of its mouth. Big fish!!!
The lake is down 1.5 - 2' from last year. Some of our favorite spots were difficult to get to or not accessible at all this year. The Pelican Lake launch is closed due to low water levels. Had to launch at Grahm's Island and boat to Pelican this year. Only a couple of spots open to get north of the RR tracks which are easily seen this year. We heard the lake is to be drawn down another 4' over the next 2 years. If you are heading to D.L. be careful as it is definitely different that previous years. Ask around for lake info or danger spots.
Water temps varied from 58 to 70 in some spots.