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MARK BRY
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7/12/15 2:59 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F
The old saying "90 percent of the fish are in 10 percent of the water" is certainly holding true right now on Devils Lake. Pockets can change from day to day so it's important to cover water. Without a doubt pulling spinners has been our best method to put fish in the box. Best depths are 7-15 ft of water. Crawlers, leeches, and plastics on spinners are all producing. Pike fishing is more spotty with the warmer water temps, but most pike are caught mixed in with the walleyes. Bass have been in shallow along rock shorelines. Good luck to all! Walleye fishing should continue to stay great and look for fish to keep sliding deeper as summer continues!


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MARK BRY
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6/25/15 11:28 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
The bite has been very good! Best depths are 4-15 ft for walleyes. Areas that have new weed growth are key. We are trolling cranks,bobbering,pitching jig plastic combos, or pulling spinners. Crawlers have been the ticket for live bait! We are seeing more and more algae bloom, which will help to dirty up bays and produce fish.

Pike are still good in the shallows. Pitching or trolling shorelines is the most productive for them. Bass have been a bit spotty, but once you locate them, it's on!!

Good luck to all!!


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MARK BRY
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6/15/15 10:38 PM CST
The bite on Devils Lake is very good these days! Lots of walleyes, pike, and bass are being caught. Many presentations will produce this time of year. The key is to find the right kind of water. Stained water with a bit of algae is ideal. Best depths are 2-12 feet of water. Many back bays are in the upper 60's to lower 70's for water temp. Weeds are growing daily. Best presentations are: pitching jig/plastic combos or cranks in the timber or weeds, slip-bobbering, or pulling bouncers and spinners tipped with leeches or worms. We like to work wind swept shorelines. Find the pocket and life is good!

Good luck to all!!

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6/15/15 9:01 PM CST
Is there a link to the water level in Devils lake? Is it full? Articles? Lund from Wisconsin.

DAN BONHAM
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6/13/15 6:21 PM CST
Had another great day fishing shallow bays on Devils Lake. Slip bobbers with leeches produced around 100 walleye. We kept everything over 16 inches. Ndwalleye.com. Or ndwalleye fishing on facebook.


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DAN BONHAM
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6/12/15 9:41 PM CST
Have had great success in the shallow bays of Devils Lake slip bobber or casting crank baits in 7 feet of water has been producing fish. Visit www. NDwalleye.com for more information or visit nd walleye fishing on facebook.

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6/6/15 9:43 AM CST
Just got back from a week of fishing. The Minnewaukan flats (out from the Hwy and south) were great for smaller walleyes dragging crawler harnesses (or anything actually) but the size was 13-16" with an occasional 19-20, very occasional. So the numbers were there, but pretty small size. On Pelican we got a dozen walleyes from 23-27" and of course a million of those northerns. We actually spent a lot of time looking for white bass but only caught about 20 of them here and there- couldn't find them like in the past. Did get one 40+ inch northern during the week and got blown off by the weather for 1.5 days and had to find shore fishing spots. Good fishing, but I'm thinking of switching our trip to Green Bay next year. The 13 hour drive from Wisconsin to Devils Lake is getting to be too much for us older guys.

Fireman Ken
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5/27/15 12:00 PM CST
Yes, water level was down about 2ft. from last year. Managed to get around OK, especially under the bridges which had been difficult in past years. The little "harbor" by the Pelican Lake ramp was tough. Had to have the motor raised a lot, go slow and still touched and churned up some mud. The RR track bed on Pelican was only about 2ft below the surface. Some areas less than that. Heard of some lower unit damage being done there. Great spot in past years, but not this year due to the weather. Some shallow areas that we got into previous years looking for walleyes and WB were not doable this year. A slow fishing trip this year except for northerns. They became a nuisance while trying for walleyes. The wind, rain, snow, cold temps and then clear skies made for tough fishing this year. Hopefully much better in the near future.

Fireman Ken

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5/27/15 11:27 AM CST
Thanks for the report Ken. I'll be there this coming Saturday for a week with 4 other guys. I heard the water is down 2 feet? Is that correct?

Fireman Ken
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5/24/15 3:02 PM CST
Fished from the 16th to the 22nd. Stayed at Woodland Resort which was great and it is getting bigger and better all the time. Fishing was very spotty the whole week. Weather was probably the main factor. Started out with very high winds, rain and low temps. Even had about an inch of snow Sunday afternoon/night. Couldn't even get out on Sunday or early Monday. Water temps were in the upper 40s then. After that it was just the opposite. Bright clear blue skies, little wind most of the time and highs in the 70s. Water temp was about 60 when we left. Came up 10 short on a limit of walleye for 6 of us. Had to work really hard for what we got too. Walleye fishing was very spotty. Catch one here and there, but no real pattern. Some in the wood and some out on open structure. Even slip bobber fishing didn't work. No good reports from others fishing either. White bass were not biting much either. This coming week should turn on for them and the walleye too. Northerns were everywhere and plentiful. Caught way, way too many of them. They may degrade the walleye fishing unless they do something about it. Hopefully some warmer steady weather will start to improve the fishing. Best lures were perch colored Shad Raps and Flicker Shads. The lighter colored ones seemed to work better than the darker ones.

Fireman Ken

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5/11/15 10:25 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Water temps last weekend were still 50 degs. Pitching cranks only produced one eye (24") so we threw it back. Tons of pike and white bass in the bays if that is your deal. None of the bays were warm enough for walleyes on cranks. Eyes were best jigging near rocks with 1/2 oz flourescent yellow or green or firetiger and a shiner. Limit of 15 on saturday took 9 hours of fishing. Produced a 29, 27, 25 and a bunch of keepers. Good luck and wear your life-jacket. Devils can get nasty.

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4/18/15 11:02 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Came up for the day (Friday) not sure what to expect since it looks like the ice broke up in the past week. Looks like a lot of ice floating around in East Bay as we left DL Friday afternoon. We fished the Mauve area, caught a couple and had some followups using a Mimic Minnow. Moved to 6 mile off of Hwy 2 and caught a few more using twister tails and spoons there with some followups. A couple observations, the wind seemed to pick up as the day proceeded and also noted the water level looks to have dropped a couple feet or more. There were areas we fished last year that are barely showing water and small marshes are dried up. I'm sure the lack of snow and run off attributed to this. They need some precip badly because of the tinder situations they have up in Minnesota and North Dakota. I can now say I've shore fished, boat fished and ice fished Devils Lake. Just wish I lived closer; till next time

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3/17/15 5:25 PM CST
Feathers - a group of us were on East Bay this past Thursday - Sunday with 4 wheelers. Lots of water was on the ice with the warmer temps. We did not see any autos on the ice the entire time and personally, I wouldn't after the beating the ice took this past week.

Good luck and be safe.

Fish4it

Feathers
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3/17/15 3:01 PM CST
Can a guy still get a small SUV on the lake? I'm most concerned with the condition of the ice at the shore access points.

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DEVILS LAKE CVB
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3/17/15 9:28 AM CST
The fishing is fairly good after ice out. Usually the pike fishing is the first thing that picks up once ice is out and then the walleyes starting picking up about a week or two after the pike!

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