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petes.pub
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FISHING REPORT
1/30/15 6:46 AM CST
Just got back from Devils,4 guys fished 4 days,we cleaned 41 perch,6 eyes,17 pike.We fished six mile one day,2 days on pelican,one day east devils,fricken slow to say the least,fish would come up,look at your bait,give you the finger,and disappear.We tried every spoon,tunsten jigs,with whole minnow,heads,tails,waxworms,spikes,you name it we tried it.Middle of day you couldn't mark a fish.we had a school under us for 15 minutes,then gone,we never found em again.We drilled holes all over,most places to bottom of auger,if you head out there,bring an extension,cold weather headin in there now.

DEVILS LAKE CVB
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FISHING REPORT
1/29/15 3:17 PM CST
The fishing the past week has been good in Devils Lake. There has been some very nice weather that has allowed many people to focus on running around the ice trying to find the perch, and it looks like many people have been successful at doing so.

It seems that the days when the sun is shinning the perch are on the prowl for food and are more apt to take your bait and lure. Cloudy days you have to really work your lure to get some commotion going and cause a little frenzy to trigger the perch. It also seems that if you mark just one perch on your sonar/flasher they are pretty lazy and won’t come up off the bottom but once you mark a couple it creates a little competition between the fish and they really start to get fired up.

The walleye and pike fishing has been excellent too. Some stable weather really picked the walleye bite up, if you are looking for walleye the best times are usually the first couple of hours at first light and the last hour or two before sun down; Target areas with structure and transitional points. Pike fishing has been awesome and there have been a lot of reports of people getting into some good pike with running tip-ups.

Some general areas to key in on have been Six Mile Bay, Doc Hagen’s, Ziebach’s Pass, and Swanson’s Point. Some hot lures have been the Buckshots and Tungsten lures. Color has been pretty variable but minnow heads and wax worms have been producing a lot of fish.

As far as ice conditions go, we are sitting we just around 30 inches of ice on the lake. It won’t be long before people will need to start using extensions on their augers. There are still a few pressure ridges around but are easily avoidable by going the extra mile and taking the long way around them and not trying to cross them. Snow has been minimal up here so access on and around the lake as been excellent. Good luck to everyone fishing this weekend and especially to everyone fishing the Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday!

fishslayer18
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1/29/15 9:55 AM CST
Not a report! But just have a few questions about conditions. Was wondering how much ice is currently out there? As well as how much snow is on the ice? From what I've heard there has not been much snow lately? Any information would be helpful. Thanks and good luck fishing!

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FISHING REPORT
1/27/15 12:46 PM CST
Report from the weekend. Fished Saturday morning and midday on Pelican Lake near Fist Fight Island and caught 14 good sized northerns but no walleyes or perch. Northerns came on jigging spoons or tip ups with smelt rigs tipped with hot dogs. Must have drilled 50 holes all over the lake but found no perch or walleyes. Evening back at Strommes addition and managed a couple more good eating walleyes for the trip. Sunday spend over on Stump lake with only 5 walleyes and one jumbo perch to show for it. Walleyes either too small or too big to keep so they got released. Over all a good first ever trip to Devils lake. Couldn't believe how many fresh water shrimp in very hole we drilled. Tough to compete when the fish have that much good but it explains how the perch grow so big. We will be back to this great fishery again for sure.

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FISHING REPORT
1/26/15 8:25 PM CST
Ice Depth: 29" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Got out this weekend for the first time on Devils Lake. Managed to pull up a few eyes. The morning seemed better than the afternoon. Caught one every 10-20 minutes from about an hour before light until about 9, then it shut off for the most part. Caught 1 more in 3 hours. Fished in 16-20 ft of water and used jigging rapalas and little jigs with a minnow. From what we heard from talking to other guys, it was slow. We did better than many. Didn't catch a perch all weekend.

LZ3
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FISHING REPORT
1/23/15 10:20 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Thanks for the responses. Looking forward to a good weekend. Made it out tonight for a couple hours and managed 2 good eater walleyes on a pink 3G jigging spoon from ZS Custom Lures. Staying at Haybale Heights and Lucas pointed us in the right direction. Thanks Lucas!

gillpill20
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1/23/15 5:20 PM CST
LZ3- Be smart-hire a guide. The fish are't biting so good. Long way to go for nothing!

DEVILS LAKE CVB
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1/23/15 8:54 AM CST
My suggestion for you guys coming up would be to stop in at one of our local bait shops like Pete's Bait Shop or Ed's Bait Shop. They are very good about helping people out that are new to the area and giving them a general direction to head to start out fishing!

[This post was last edited on 1/23/15 at 8:55 AM]
LZ3
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1/22/15 1:26 PM CST
Not a fishing report but a request for information. A buddy and I are headed to Devils Lake area tomorrow from Green Bay, WI for the weekend with each of our boys. We are going out on our own unguided so if anyone could steer us in the right direction to start out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any recent information you are willing to provide.

DEVILS LAKE CVB
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FISHING REPORT
1/14/15 4:45 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24"
It looks like fishing could heat this weekend with some warm weather in store for us! We have had some extremely variable weather the last few weeks but things are starting to look more stable now. Local bait shops have been hearing a lot of recent reports of some fish starting to be caught and the buzz for ice fishing is picking up.

It looks like a nice warm up this week and into the weekend could be what just Mother Nature ordered to spark the bite here in Devils Lake. Fish are being caught but need a little extra coaxing into biting. Word around the local bait shops like Pete’s Bait Shop and Ed’s Bait Shop is that Swanson’s Point, Rocky Point, Doc Hagens, Ziebach Pass, Military Point, the North end of Six Mile Bay, and the West End of Stump Lake have been producing fish. The Northland Buckshot Minnow has been one of the hot lures. Tipping these with a minnow head, wax worm, and perch eyes has been the ticket! One tactic that has been proving to get the fish to react and bite has been bringing up the lure a good 3 feet off the bottom to trigger the fish.

There are a few pressure ridges around the lake this year and most of the recent snow has blown off the lake making travel very easy on the lake right now. Use caution when traveling near pressure ridges as the ice is not always safe in these areas. One nice thing about Devils Lake being a large body of water is that there are always ways to get around these pressure ridges. Many people love to target the “Towers” area of the lake in the winter and the pressure ridges across Wolfords Bay and Creel Bay have made it tougher to get there. A lot of people have resorted to driving over to Grahams Island State Park and accessing the lake from there boat ramp and getting to the “Towers” that way. A couple of the major ridges to watch out for include the one across Creel Bay and Main Bay, the one across Wolfords Bay, Six Mile Bay and up in Pelican Lake.

All of the local access points from the boat ramps have been cleared off and most of the lake is sitting with 24” of ice on it Anglers are now using vehicles to access the lake and move around on it. The access points that we clear off are Six Mile Bay Boat Ramp, Henegar Boat Ramp, the end of County Road 1, Lakewood Boat Ramp, Eastbay Boat Ramp, and the access point off of 82ave (behind Pops Bar).

Good luck to everyone this weekend and enjoy this warm up that is coming!

CrappieMaster36
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FISHING REPORT
1/8/15 11:38 AM CST
Ice Depth: 18"
Fishing for perch on every part of devils lake has been very tough there are a few schools being found not huge schools but it doesn't matter because they haven't been biting walleyes have slowed down with the cold weather settling in. As far as black tiger goes two friends went down there on the 2nd punched the crap out of it and got six perch all day hole hopping and pelican I've only caught two perch and that was fishing for walleye..... Going to be an interesting couple years after last years slaughter hurt the lake! As far as travel goes its brutal there are MANY pressure ridges out this year you can get to most spots but often you have to use multiple landings to reach multiple spots and after today's ground blizzard there should be some nice drifts out there. Stay safe and goodluck fishin

DEVILS LAKE CVB
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FISHING REPORT
1/5/15 10:51 AM CST
Ice Depth: 20"
January 4, 2015

Lets cut right to the chase…. The fishing out here is pretty decent for Walleye and Pike however, the Perch fishing on the Main Lake has been somewhat of a challenge. We have had to go smaller lakes in the area to catch perch with a few walleyes mixed in. In the past we caught limits of Perch fairly easy and even though the we are catching 15-20 perch per day in each house the size is all over the tape measure 5?-14? is the size range with average being 9-11?. With that being the way it is until the schools of perch can be found this has been the norm. On the Walleye side clients are catching limits of Walleyes from 14-26? size. Mornings and evenings have been the best. Buckshot rattle spoons tipped with full minnow hooked thru the back dorsal and just letting them swim or a minnow head has been the best. The new RJ Ice Hunter spoons also have caught their fair share of fish too!!! Pike have been found all over the lake and people have been bringing in some dandy’s. My schedule is looking great with only 7 days left for January, about 10 days in February, and only 1/2 full for March. The season is in full swing now with 20? of ice on the main lake and cold weather here for all of this week we will have plenty of ice to drive on the main lake. Be careful of pressure ridges… Yesterday a truck went nose first thru the ice by a pressure ridge and everyone was safe but the truck was full of water and I am sure that it is totaled!!! Be Safe out there. If you want to take a trip with us…. Give us a call and we will try to fit your group into our schedule. Till Next Time… Tight Lines… John

Courtesy of Big John's Guide Service

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1/5/15 7:43 AM CST
HOW HAS THE PERCH FISHING BEEN ON PELICAN AND BLACK TIGER? DENNY

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1/4/15 9:33 AM CST
Headed to Woodland Feb,1-4 Seems like they only post a fishing report every 5-10 days Sad No LL'ers fish this lake ?

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1/1/15 6:09 PM CST
I agree with crappie master that walleye is not as big as he claims Puke nice try though

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