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Fishingforever8
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7/9/14 3:15 PM CST
I am looking to make a trip to the Devils lake next year. Any advice on the best time of year and the best place to stay? Pm's are good. I appreciate any information. I am from Wisconsin and I usually go to Canada but one of my buddies had an OWI so we are looking for something different.

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6/21/14 6:07 AM CST
We never hired I guide ether, I just know Jeff, he used to live in Wisconsin, and did a lot of Bass tournaments with my friend Dave,All I'm saying is if you guys get stumped, give him a call or stop in they will give you general instructions. We actually did pretty well, before I even talked to him, you won't have a problem catching fish, Devil's is loaded with walleyes

Ratoney
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FISHING REPORT
6/16/14 12:20 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Our group got back from a week out on Devil's. Walleyes seemed to be on the edge of weeds in 4 1/2 ft. to 6 1/2 ft of water. We threw mostly crankbaits as live bait didn't work as well for us. Quite a few smalls, 10 to 14 inches, but big ones were mixed in. Like usual, wind swept shorelines.

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centralwiwalleyeslayer2
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6/6/14 12:43 PM CST
we should have no problems we troll walleye in 3 feet of water in wisconsin so we should be right at home.

Ratoney
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6/6/14 8:38 AM CST
The key to figuring out this lake is to stay moving until you find them. If you haven't nailed a couple in 15 minutes, move. I've caught walleyes in 2 feet of water and 20 plus feet of water in this lake, same time of year.

I will agree, finding them for yourself is way more fun than hiring someone to do it for you.

Just be careful and keep an eye on your graph when moving. Lots of stuff to run into.

Ratoney

centralwiwalleyeslayer2
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6/6/14 7:46 AM CST
we dont plan on hiring a guide mainly cause we like figuring things out for areselves. that and we really dont have extra money for a guide. well do fine. if we could figure out lake of the woods we can figure out devils.

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6/3/14 3:00 AM CST
Centralwiwalleye, Give Woodlands a call and hook up with Jeff Katzer, He'll hook you up with the hottest spots to fish, I brib him with cheese curds and bratwurst, he can't resist, especially being a former cheesehead himself 701 662-5996. Good Luck be safe and have fun.You'll have to PM me I'll be going 2 weeks after you go.here's some pics from last year of our Perch, and yes there were 4 people in our party fishing so half of the perch were their's.

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centralwiwalleyeslayer2
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5/28/14 1:10 PM CST
cannot wait till august i will be fishing devils lake for the first time.me my dad and cousin. crawler harnesses are tied. just have to wait till august 9.

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5/25/14 9:11 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished the week of the 17th-23rd. Our group caught our limit of walleye to bring home but we had to work for them. Caught more northerns than we could count. Mostly in the 22" range. A 42" was caught by a different group on a slip bobber. Got into some big white bass a couple of days too. Weather varied a lot from early in the week which was cool, windy and overcast. The last 2 days it was sunny and warm. Water temps were still low in the main part of the lake but warming up. As low as 48 and as high as 60 in the northern sections. Our best fishing was in the northern sections with the warmer water. Pelican, 6 mile and Channel A were the best. Night fishing on Pelican produced some very nice eyes. 27.5" was the biggest of the trip and had several in the 22"+ range. Most fish came on crank baits but a few using slip bobbers with leeches. Perch colored Shad Raps, Flicker Shads and Walleye Divers worked the best. Fishing should be improving as the weather and water warm up. Stayed at Woodland resort which was great. Our group has been staying there for many years now.

MidnightEye
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5/6/14 7:48 PM CST
Hey everyone,

Will be heading out with a buddy that just got out of the military. We are planning on the weekend of the 17th. So not this weekend but next weekend. It has been about 6 years since I have been out to the big pond. My question is do you think the walleyes will be shallower in the ditches by that time and leave the boat at home or should we pull it out? looking to get into some walleye and of coarse will always catch some pike. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Fish Huntress
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5/3/14 10:42 AM CST
Devils Lake around Memorial Day the water will still be warming up. Just like any lake in the spring, look for shallow flats and areas that warm up first. By the looks at the boat launches, the most action last year around that time seemed to be at Pelican Lake for Walleye and Pike. Pike can be caught by the hundreds, no lie, and please take your possession limit home with you! Walleyes are in there too, but once the Pike key in, you may have to move to find the walleye again. White bass can be found on the windy shorelines where the water (and bait) gets pushed into the shallow corners. Look for the Hmong lined up on the shore and fish outside their casting reach with minnows. Sometimes you can locate the white bass by looking for birds going after the minnows they are chasing up to the top. Good luck, save a walleye and take home your limit of pike!

icebreak9
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4/27/14 9:02 PM CST
Hey all,

I will be coming out to Devils Lake on Memorial Day weekend, maybe the weekend after if the weather stays cooler. I was wondering if anybody would be willing to help out with a few areas and what to expect. I have been researching the area and obviously there are many places to go. I have a 17ft boat and would like to target pike walleye and whites. Thanks in advance.

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.

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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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