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Bhag149
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4/17/14 9:13 AM CST
If you have a smartphone download the Navionics app. It's very detailed, and allows you to track your position on the lake, mark waypoints, etc just like a GPS. It was $10 for all lakes in the USA. I bought it before going out this year and it worked awesome.

GrouseHunter
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4/17/14 2:34 AM CST
Ratoney I bought one from Woodland's bait shop, I think it was 17.00 or something, pretty detailed.

Ratoney
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4/16/14 9:12 AM CST
Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone knows of a place to buy a good, current map of Devil's Lake? We've gone a few times before and have a map, but with the lake changing, I thought getting a more up to date version would be helpful. Your suggestions would be appreciated. Ratoney

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4/10/14 1:15 AM CST
I stayed at Woodland's Resort last summer and we ended up booking for this year before we left, they staff treated us well, the place was clean, the fish cleaning house was air conditioned and clean, and if I need new towels or anything I just asked, I really wouldn't want them knocking on my door daily to see if everythings ok, Kyle wouldn't allow that to happen if he was aware of it. In my eyes it's a 5 star place to stay, they staff joked, shared fishing spots, And one of the guides there Jeff Katzer was very helpful with techique, and fishing spots, I'm from Wisconsin and did bribe him with fresh cheese curds, along with some sharp cheddar. HA HA Iwill be back in August, bring lots of Cheese and Venison Sausage, they just can't resist fresh Cheese Curds I buy mine from Mullins Cheese in Du Bay, Wi, squeaky delicious order online too

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Mr Wigglers
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4/10/14 12:41 AM CST
I know that most guys fish for eyes all summer but I was wondering if the perch bite is good as we'll? Some lakes such as Lake Winnie in MN have a great winter perch bite but the summer perch bite is almost nonexistent. I was wondering if Devils Lake is the same way?

drago10
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4/9/14 12:05 PM CST
I have to agree with all the positives said about Woodland. Kyle and the staff are very courteous and very helpful with fishing tips, as well as any issues that might arise during your stay. One just has to speak up and mention it. The only negative I have is that Woodland is become too popular and harder to get rooms during the winter months. I have had to stay in town more than I like, but even that being said stop in Proz (the restaurant at Woodlands) for a great meal and good conversation.

Cant wait for the Tiki bar to open this summer as it will add to the Devils Lake experience.

If you like big Northerns they are hitting smelt on tip ups in Pelican Bay.

Fireman Ken
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4/1/14 6:32 PM CST
I can echo Crappie Masters review of Woodland Resort. I have been there for several years now in May for boat fishing. The friends I go with have been going there for many years more than I have. Nothing but the best. Great facility and service. The room is always kept up and supplied. If there was a problem we told staff and it was fixed promptly. Yearly upgrades to the resort like continuous shoreline improvements and the newer "harbor". It had to cost a lot to bring in rock and gravel almost very year due to the rising lake level. We don't need to have someone check on us. We are out fishing most of the time anyway. Always felt right at home there and we drive about 14 hours to get there. Carp Smoker sorry if you had a bad trip, but that is certainly not the norm at Woodland.

Fireman Ken

CrappieMaster36
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4/1/14 6:04 PM CST
Ok Carpsmoker? Woodland is a class act resort, so lets start with your accusations. it is stated that daily maid service is not included it is optional and you did have a washing machine right there to simply do your own towels had they been sooooo dirty, the owner was not there to say hi to you because he was in mexico for an entire week kyle is one of the nicest guys on this planet had he been there I am sure you would have got more than a Hi, you did get your 10% discount with little trouble, your garbage may have been missed for a day maybe two but if it isn't full the gentleman wont empty it however if you were concerned about the garbage and other such things did you go to the baitshop and explain your concerns???? the staff there is more than happy to help in any way they can. and about no one checking on you? are they supposed to babysit you??? Just get your facts right before you badmouth a class act resort as I have stayed there many times and have had nothing but the best treatment from the staff there! And actually your just a general user!

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Fish Huntress
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3/31/14 8:49 AM CST
Fishing was rather slow where we were this weekend on Devils Lake (Black Tiger, East Bay, Mission Bay) and Stump Lake. The access was still pretty good, but the temps in the 40's created lots of surface water and slick conditions, cleats were a must. Saw one guy get blown off his feet with the wicked wind! Saw some tiny perch caught in deep water that had to be kept, and we marked some on Sunday but couldn't get them to bite. Not as many fishermen out on Sunday. Maybe the approaching blizzard turned the fish off. D.L. is expecting 10-20 inches of new snow and 50 mph gusts so the conditions will change in a hurry. Hopefully the accesses won't get drifted in and the lake won't be one big sloppy slushy mess. The ice was softening some with the warmer weather, but still need extensions on the 40 inches of ice there still is. Some sun and steady weather is needed to get them hungry again. Our best luck was in 48-52 f.o.w. Drill lots of holes to find the active schools. Open water at the bridges now with some current.

lookin4perch
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3/30/14 12:09 PM CST
i am planning on coming out April 3rd- April 7th, can anyone give me update on ice conditions(landings) and most consistent bite; Black Tiger , Six Mile, East Devils where should i concentrate. Hoping to make this a great experience for my wife and son would really appreciate some great tips. Thank you and good fishing.

Lookin4perch

CaRpSmoker
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3/30/14 9:15 AM CST
Just got back from a trip to devils last week. Awesome trip due to ice conditions. You have to search to find the jumbos but once you did find them they bit.. Only suggestion I have is if u plan on booking a cabin look else ware then WOODLands. Heard lots of great thing in past so we payed the $2700 for 5 days. Which the a few important items in the cabin didnt work. No one came to check on us all week or came to get rid of garbage or dirty towels. For that kind of money its pretty sad. IVe stayed alot of places and the owner atleast says hi. Also with being a member of lakelink u get a 10% discount which was confirmed via phone call and upon arrival had to argue to get the deal I was told I would get. Lots of great places to stay on devils id probably check those b4 dumping ur money off

Mr Wigglers
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3/27/14 1:20 AM CST
Thanks CM36 for your update on the landings! Much appreciated! I was fortunate enough to come fish Devils Lake two weekends ago and had two of the most fun days of fishing I've had in years! I'm going to try my best to make it up there one more time before the ice goes out.

CrappieMaster36
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3/26/14 7:52 PM CST
lots of big perch takin this past weekend, biggest I saw was a 16inch 2.52lb pig. i have not been fortunate enough to hook a two pounder but if I do I will post a picture. landings are in great shape hard to say how saturday 50 degree plus will affect that some pressure ridges to avoid also bridges are open, dont drive near current or cattails. perch I have caught in the last week were still in 47feet of water although I know l=of many being caught shallower. Get on right school hot bait is anything they can get in their mouth, when they are picky small jigs and spoons with waxies or spikes.

goinout
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3/18/14 9:17 AM CST
We can encourage respect and sportsmanship, but can't control others.

There are good sportsmen and there are those that are not so good. I've witnessed both many many times. I encourage and commend the former and try to educate the later.

There are good fishermen and some that are not so good. I've witnessed both many many times. I've learned from everyone I've taken the time to speak to and it has helped me catch fish. Conversely, I've taken the time to help any person fishing who asks - and hopefully helped them catch fish.

There are selfish people who really only care about themselves and their success and those who are loving and giving and wish everyone well. I've witnessed both many many times. Like those fishermen that won't stop to help pull someone out of a snowdrift and those fishermen that do.

I share information and in turn, information is shared with me. Some only take, take, take.

And on and on it goes. They sell licenses without requiring a personality test.

While this website is established for all kinds, rules of posting on the boards are available to everyone, I've copied a few below.

Best wishes to all. I'll also extend an invitation to Fredeye to take our discussion to the Personal Messenger which would be more in line with the other LL rules or offer my phone number by PM if you would like to discuss. I'd be happy to share some waypoints with you! goinout

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CrappieMaster36
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3/18/14 8:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Travel on devils is a breeze, fishing has slowed I feel in part to the severe pressure this year as we have had pretty much free range to the entire lake so even the average joes could get some fish. depths for perch have shallowed up a bit but still range from 20-45fow. hot bait has been hali spoons with perch eye, slip bobbers work also. landings may not be so pretty after Thursday but cold after that so look for lots more fishing! good luck!

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