thanks for the good report Henry!
weather and ice conditions look favaorable for us so we hope to do well.
Fishunter, we fished Stump the first 2 days with decent bite during the morning and the last day we fished East Devils with good success until everybody moved in on us and the fish shut down after that. We caught as many fish on East Devils in about 4 hours as we did on Stump all day. Location would be for both lakes just look for the group. Also to correct my comment of a slip bobber.....I ment a spring boober would of helped for the light bites. Good luck!
Fished Devils Lake 6 to 8 March. Started out great Monday morning as between 4 of us caught a few over 50 perch. Rain and wind (50 to 60 mph) and fog came in about noon and never caught a fish in the afternoon. On Tue a blizzard hit us starting in the morning and went all day. We ended up with 24 but bite was slow to say the least. Perch Patrol cancelled their fishing on Tuesday and Wed due to the weather and roads were closed but we were in Snobears so could make it out. On Wed the wind again was 40 plus and temp was around 7 degrees when we went out and caught 20 the last day. We fished Stump Lake 2 days and East Devils the other day. Had our best luck on Stump. Fished with Bry's Guide Service and they did a great job but fish didn't cooperate. Never been in weather like that.
Fishing report from 3/2 til 3/5, ice was in great shape, they had a little light rain as we were pulling out on monday 3/6 but with thier temps this week nothing should change, we went out targeting perch and as a comparison to last year wasnt as good and fish seamed smaller, we did catch fish but it was a tough bite (10 guys 300 fish), my recomendation would be to use slip bobbers for them. Most of our fish were all caught during the morning with an afternoon bite being non-existing. We used tungstens and buckshots with most fish coming on buckshots tipped with minnow head and waxy. We did also fished for northerns one day and did fantastic. There was another group of guys out there that also did better than us. Good luck to all for the remainder of the season, tight lines and stay safe.
Hey all, I want to head out to devils lake this week and try to get on some perch. I'm new to the area and have never been out here before so just looking for some general places to start. PM me if you like, any help would be appreciated. Also don't have an atv or sled so would probably be walking out. Thanks in advance for any info
I've fished Devils Lake the past 3 years in a row, always near the beginning of March and have seen very little snow each time. This year however they have received quite a bit of snow. I would tend to think that the warm weather has already melted a lot of it and will continue to melt the rest in the upcoming days. Last year I was there the first 3 days of March and was wishing I would've brought my Polaris Ranger since it is much lighter than my truck and several trucks had already broken through in different areas due to deteriorating ice. I would check on the ice conditions by either calling the Woodland Resort or the Devils Lake Tourism office. Good luck to ya!
Heading out to Devils area early March with a group of people. Have heard lots of talk of large amount of snow restricting lake access for many. Curious as to what the typical conditions are around early march? Need to bring snowmobile?