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BUCKlure24
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2/4/16 11:07 AM CST
Hi! I will be coming out here for the first time in a few weeks, we are going to go without a guide and try to find some fish. Staying in Devils Lake, near Creel Bay. Hoping some one can provide some tips or places to try/start in our search for fish. Targeting Perch, Walleyes and Pike.PM is on. Thanks in advance!

MARK BRY
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9/16/15 3:58 PM CST
Fall is in the air!!!!

Our favorite time of year is upon us!!! So much to do so little time...Options for days...Devils Lake in the fall is a magical place that every outdoorsman should experience. Ducks/geese, diving in on the newly cut fields of grain. Grouse hunting, dove hunting, and of course white tail deer hunting!! Exciting time of year for sure!! Oh yes, fishing too!! And as far as that goes it has been fantastic!! We are catching fish using just about all methods these days, but the best bite had been with a bottom bouncer and spinner. Seems like 7-12 ft has been good for the shallower fish and 22-32 has been good for the deeper fish. Look for the bridges to get better and better as we continue into fall. Also, when the frogs find their way back into the lake, look for the bigger eyes to attack the shallows.


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HUBB
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9/8/15 6:39 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Been on Devils lake for the past several days. Staying at one of Perch-eyes cabins in Minnewaukan. Storms and big winds have limited fishing to more protected areas of the system. Creel bay was good in 20' over wood using slip bobbers and crawlers. But #7 jiggin raps can put fish in the boat quick. Trolling leadcore over sunken roads was also productive. If you're looking for a guide I highly recommend Johnnie Candle. This was my first time on Devils, and he was more than willing to drive around showing quality spots to fish.

[This post was last edited on 9/8/15 at 6:45 AM]
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9/2/15 5:03 PM CST
Eaglescout your best bet is woodland resort, you can get guides, bait, lodging, fish cleaning, and even some tackle, and restaurant, all right on the lake. The rooms in the small hotel are older and small but clean, stayed there last summer with my wife nice place.

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9/2/15 1:18 PM CST
Looking to plan a trip to Devils lake this winter. Four of us are planning our first trip to Devils lake. WE will be targeting perch, walleye, and northerns. I was planning to hire a guide the first day and then fish a few days more on my own. I would like to find some comfortable clean lodging close to the lake where we could clean up, eat and have a nice night sleep if the snoring isn't too bad. I was thinking of staying at the Sleep inn in town but am open to suggestions.

MARK BRY
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8/19/15 5:42 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
The bite continues on...

We are beginning to sound like a broken record, but the reality is that Devils Lake has been fantastic all summer and right now is no exception. We are catching walleyes, pike, bass, and a few perch. Most days we are working weed lines or rock piles. Seems like a lot of minnows and bait are located in or near the rocks right now, which equals walleyes! Look for the shallower bite to continue to get better and better as fall approaches. If this fall is anything like last, look for some monster walleyes to be caught along with a lot of nice eating sized fish as well. All the guides at Bry's Guide Service are so excited to get on the water each day. We have some of the nicest clients that come to us from all over the United States. It is so much fun to get people into awesome fishing. If you would like to make a fall trip happen, shoot us an email or give us a call. Good luck to all.


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MARK BRY
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8/3/15 10:46 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
The dog days of summer are upon us and the action on Devils Lake still continues to be fantastic. We have had little fish, eater fish, and some dandy fish all mixed into our catches of late. The system in Devils Lake is healthy and strong!

Bottom bouncers and spinners have caught a lot of fish in the 12-25 ft depths. Seems like colors can vary from day to day, but pink, purple, silver, and gold have done very well. Tip spinners with a crawler, leech, or plastic. (tip., use a 2 oz. bottom bouncer to get down faster). Bobbers have also done great at times. Run your jigs or hooks about a foot off of the bottom, tip em with a leech or crawler. Trolling cranks has been third method we have used with great success. Seems like the 10-18 ft depths have been the best. Flicker shads, Salmo Hornets, and Shad raps have all produced.

School is near, time to get the family out and enjoy the rest of summer and some awesome fishing!! Give us a call for all your lodging and fishing needs!!


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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!!

[This post was last edited on 6/25/15 at 2:23 PM]

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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.

Dan


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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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