Devils Lake, Ramsey County

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8/24/16 @ 6:45 PM
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Devils Lake CVB
Devils Lake Tourism
USER since 12/6/11

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Last Quarter

Walleyes and MWC Fishing

The walleye fishing has been good this last week! We just recently held the MWC Walleye Tournament on Devils Lake on August 19th and 20th. Congratulations to Troy Morris and Cory Heiser on winning the tournament with a 44lb 2 day bag! It was awesome to see the amount and size of fish these anglers could produce. All of the fish that were cleaned will be used for our 11th Annual Community Fish Fry and Corn Feed that will be taking place on Thursday, August 25th from 4pm til gone at the Bill Jerome Arena in town. Please stop on by if you are in town that day!

As far as the fishing, we are starting to notice a little bit of a transition of walleyes from shallow structure to a little bit deeper. We found walleyes this last week from 22-40ft of water. We had really good luck using 1 ½ oz bottom bouncers while fishing in less than 30ft of water and using 2 oz bottom bouncers when fishing in deeper than 30ft of water. We focused on sunken roads and submerged rock piles. It seemed the fish were hanging in the road ditches vs the top of the roads so we would make passes along the road ditches where the shoulder dropped off and found most of our fish there. As far as spinners go, there was no rhyme or reason to what color they preferred; it seemed once you found the fish you could throw out any colored spinner and get bites. Some colors did produce a little more aggressive bites but those colors varied every day so don’t be afraid to throw different colors at them. The Berkley Gulp! Still seemed to be hot bait again, try using white minnow grubs and minnows/chartreuse minnow grubs and minnows/or pumpkinseed minnow grubs or worms.

With fall right around the corner we have noticed the vertical jigging bite has also picked up to. Focus on the sunken rock piles and submerged structure as well as the many bridges around Devils Lake. Don’t forget to share your photos of your catch on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook page! We would love to share pictures of what you are catching.

Good luck to everyone that is venturing out on the water!

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8/12/16 @ 12:07 AM
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Walleye Wizard
Walleye  Wizard
USER since 6/23/01

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Waxing Gibbous

Been out since Monday. Fishing west end. Plenty of eyes. Bottom rigs have been the best. Green scum taking over west end. Golden highway been my best for putting eyes in boat. Nice Lake. Thanks ND.Will be back.

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8/5/16 @ 2:16 PM
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Devils Lake CVB
Devils Lake Tourism
USER since 12/6/11

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Waxing Crescent

Walleyes and More!

Devils Lake fishing has been good this last week. The walleye fishing has been going well; many people are still catching their limits of walleyes trolling bottom bouncers. The beauty of trolling this time of year is that when you find a pocket of fish you can have a hay-day catching lots of walleyes. For trolling right now, try using 1 ¼ oz or 1 ½ oz bottom bouncer when fishing in 20 feet or less and use a 1 ½ oz or 2 oz bottom bouncer when fishing deeper than 20 feet. Spinner blade colors have been a day by day thing, try using firetiger, red & white, white & silver, and hammered gold as these seem to be a safe bet for walleye fishing on Devils Lake. Tip your spinner with either a worm or plastic like Berkley Gulp! When looking for a location to troll focus on break lines this time of year, it seems the fish are transitioning off break lines of old lake shoreline. Set your trolling speed between 1-1.3mph and start your trolling path, I would start shallow and work my way out to deeper water to see where the fish are holding up. As stated in previous reports, once you catch a walleye make sure to mark that waypoint and turn right back over it. If there is any bit of wind try and fish the wind-blown side of the shore as this is where the bait fish will be holding up at. Some areas of the lake to try are: Doc Hagens, Six Mile Bay, Golden Highway, and Pelican Lake (Pelican might be a little bit slower fishing wise but will produce good size fish when you do catch them). 

The neat thing about Devils Lake this time of the year with trolling is that you just never know what you might catch: Walleyes, White Bass, Pike, Perch and even Crappie like this dandy that was caught trolling this week! Don’t forget to share pictures of your catch on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook Page!!

Good luck to everyone that will be hitting the water this weekend!

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7/28/16 @ 2:04 PM
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Devils Lake CVB
Devils Lake Tourism
USER since 12/6/11

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Waning Crescent

The dog days of summer may be here but that hasn’t slowed down the walleyes. The bite on Devils Lake has still been good. Many anglers are catching a lot of eater size fish in the last week.

The trolling bite has still be one of the most productive methods of fishing right now; focus on old shorelines like the structure that is found in the Doc Hagens area. Don’t overlook trolling other structure such as rock piles and sunken roads. Throw on a 1 ½ oz or 2 oz bottom bouncer with a spinner.  A couple colors to try for a spinner blade are: red & white, gold, pink & white, and chartreuse.  Tip your spinners with either live bait like worms or leeches or try artificial bait like Berkley Gulp! minnows or minnow grubs. It seems the best trolling speed has been between .9-1.2 mph. Once you get a bite or two turn right back on that spot and keep plugging away, it seems where there is one walleye, there is usually more. Another method that has been working lately on Devils Lake is trolling slow death rigs. If things are a little slow, don’t be afraid to try vertical jigging as many people are starting to find success jigging lately.

Good luck to everyone on the water and don’t forget to share photos of your catch on our Visit, Devils Lake North Dakota page.

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7/26/16 @ 8:51 AM
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Brad Durick
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MEMBER since 3/31/16

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Last Quarter

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Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Devils Lake is outstanding right now.  I took my boy there over the weekend for some fun fishing and to hang out.  We fished with plain snelled hooks on 3/8 oz bottom bouncers tipped with leeches.  We ran a .5 to .7 mph drift or troll on structure at 21-23 feet.  Dozens and dozens of walleyes caught and a great limit each day.


This was a great weekend to get a six year old hooked on fishing and I think it worked.  He made me stock his tackle box.

Brad Durick Outdoors LLC
(701) 739-5808
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7/22/16 @ 9:32 AM
leopolis32
leopolis32
USER since 3/27/09

Wow i cant believe all the bad reports on devils lake. Ive been going for the last 6 years. Absolutely unbelievable fishing. Yes its windy alot. But i guess being used to fishing the great lakes make it easy to fish in the wind and waves.. 100 walleye days are common. With most fish being 13-20in. And several up to 28 in most days... usually get 1-2 each week over 28. 

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7/8/16 @ 2:03 AM
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dealers
dealers
USER since 7/1/16

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Waxing Crescent

I am sorry I know that this a fishing report site. Can anyone tell me if you know anything about a couple of bars called ye olde tavern or lottas? A friend told me that they were the hot spots for fishing reports on Devils Lake. Thanks, and sorry to bother anyone.

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7/6/16 @ 8:49 AM
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Walleybill
Walleybill
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76° - 80° F

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71° - 75° F

Went to devils lake, nd last week. Stayed at woodlands resort. Wow, what a nice resort. As usual people friendly and helpful in north dakota, thanks to those who helped with boat.especially boat shop at woodlands, very helpful.  Windy 3 days ....blew us off the lake and knocked the fishing for  . Loop. But when it did pick back up it was great.My wife and I had a great time, caught fish in several areas of the lake, and will definitely return to stay at woodlands resort. Leeches on lindy rigs usually the key 8- 12 foot 


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7/1/16 @ 2:12 PM
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Walleye whisperer one
Walleye whisperer one
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Hello fishing friends the wife and I just got back form DL our first trip to DL.  wow what a lot of water   ( BIG )  fishing was a bit difficult until we figured the lake out and with some help from the locals  but wind was blowing fished the chambers walleye tourney 40 th anniversary  the tournament is the best run & organized I have been at    I  tip my hat off to every one Who organized it.   and I fished tournaments for 3 yrs quite a few years ago  the wind was blowing most of the time so fishing was tough we did manage to bring home our limit  15 in  to  20 in  also caught a lot of small fish  saving them for our next visit LOL  good fishing to all 

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6/18/16 @ 1:20 PM
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yzb
yzb
USER since 9/26/15

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Waxing Gibbous

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AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Just got back from my first trip to devils, stayed at woodland resort also.very nice resort, people were amazing. Marina helped fix my trolling motor, very helpful . Yes pier docking can be an issure if winds are more than 20 mph you should pull your boat. Restaurant is absolutely awesome, food was top notch at reasonable price. Now for the lake. First off figuer 1/3 of the time it will be very windy, and you can't get away from it, if you do find a calm spot there will be 10 boats sitting there. The fishing pressure is insane here. However it's a huge lake and right now it's a fish factory. I feel that might be coming to an end tho, the lake is down 4 feet and lowering. Alot of the best shoreline structure is above water now. Spawning habitat is dwindling. And the fishing pressure. Couldn't believe how many people are around this lake, RVs, cabins,ect.  Did I say the lake is big? Oh yah, but alot of it is really shallow, the shorelines drop real gradual. Not much for nice weeds but they say they grow later. Now for fish,  if there is weeds there is pike, 20-30 inch. Just like every other lake once the water is above 60 big pike go deep, do not go there and expect big pike if water is above 60.  Tons of small walleye, I mean tons. But don't expect to cast and get them everyday u may read. That is a window deal, and like every lake the windows are short. I don't think I'd go back, 10 hour drive. If your just about getting your limit of walleye and catching lots of fish, good lake for you. If you like interesting structure to fish , trophy walleye ,not numbers not here. Canada much more interesting to fish. Devils does have good trophy pike possibility, but water has to be cold. Glad I went just to see it but doesn't hold a candle to lake of the woods when it comes to interesting structure to fish . Go soon cause unless it rains alot and fills it back up, I don't see how it can keep being the fish factory it is.

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