I'm heading out 6 to 10 March. For you folks heading out and returning prior to would you be so kind to provide a fishing and ice condition report. Hard to come by from the locals. Will give my guide a call before heading up though.
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?
MOON PHASE (94%)
Our group of 8 returned on Sunday after fishing TH-SAT with Bry's Guide Service. The fishing was tough on Thur with only 28 perch caught. Fri was better with 90 caught, and Sat was the best with 96 perch and 5 walleye. Overall a good trip. Pretty cold with heavy winds on Thur and afternoon on Sat. Sno-Bears made it fishable when it was too cold to hole hop. Decent average size but not as good as last year. The fish were finicky most days with one guy putting on a clinic on Sat and catching 15 in a row while others within 10 feet got nada or a few. He is also the best fisherman in the group and has likely caught more fish than the rest of us combined. The fish were caught on spikes, wax worms and minnow heads at various times. Had to switch up based on their mood (just like my wife!).