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Fireman Ken
Fireman Ken
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Joined: 6/14/2013
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FISHING REPORT
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

BStrong
BStrong
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Joined: 5/11/2015
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FISHING REPORT
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.

squirrellman
squirrellman
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Joined: 4/7/2006
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FISHING REPORT
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

Fishin4it
Fishin4it
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Joined: 1/31/2011
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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
Feathers
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Joined: 12/30/2010
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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.

Thanks

DEVILS LAKE CVB
DEVILS LAKE CVB
Joined: 12/6/2011
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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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Average perch fishermen
Average perch fishermen
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Joined: 2/28/2015
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3/16/15 8:59 PM CST
Anyone tell us how fishing is right after ice out?? It's either back to devils or up to rainy river. Any advice would be awesome.

Average perch fishermen
Average perch fishermen
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Joined: 2/28/2015
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FISHING REPORT
3/16/15 8:58 PM CST
Fished devils lake by minnawaukon on Friday all day. 4 of us and kept about 10 eyes and 15 perch. Fished on stump on Saturday a lot of water on the ice fishing was ok nothing to brag about. We were told last week bite was much better. Kept 15 perch 6 guys fished in 32' of water on east side of lake wax worms were the ticket for us. Bring fat head minnows as every bait shop must be supplied from the same guy and he has the flu and did not bring bait!!!

DEVILS LAKE CVB
DEVILS LAKE CVB
Joined: 12/6/2011
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3/12/15 9:25 AM CST
As of right now most people are calling today the last day of driving vehicles on the ice. The shoreline is starting to degrade very rapidly. You can still get a 4 wheeler on the ice. Some people are walking out just to be on the safe side. There is roughly 30 inches of ice on the main sheet but the top few inches are starting to get really soft. It would be a good idea to bring some sort of planking for Saturday as these conditions could worsen over the next two days very quickly. Good luck and be safe!

fishslayer18
fishslayer18
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Joined: 1/25/2007
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3/12/15 8:42 AM CST
I know this warm weather is really messing with the ice conditions, but I was wondering how are the edges holding up? Me and some friends are coming there Saturday. Can you still get an ATV on the ice? And if the edges have gotten bad are there any ice bridges in the area? And how much ice is still out there? Thanks, be safe and good luck!

yammaddogg
yammaddogg
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Joined: 3/11/2015
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3/12/15 12:06 AM CST
Any info on the pike action going to be out Fri. Morning ready to go hunt in! Depth,lures,location? Good luck have fun and be safe

DEVILS LAKE CVB
DEVILS LAKE CVB
Joined: 12/6/2011
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3/11/15 3:19 PM CST
The warm weather has sure changed the conditions up here in Devils Lake. We are currently sitting with abnormally warm temperatures for this time of the year. The next 5 days look like they are going to be really nice, but that will not sit good for ice conditions. All of the snow on the lake has melted up here making for some very slushy conditions on the lake with lots of standing water. The forecast also calls for the wind to pick up over the weekend which can really cause some drastic changes in the ice conditions.

It looks like today and tomorrow are going to be the very last few days of vehicle traffic on the lake. If you are venturing up here over the weekend it would be a good idea to bring a 4 wheeler and planking as access onto the lake can get tough as the ice starts to pull away from the shoreline. Make sure to call ahead to our local bait shops (Ed’s 701-662-8321 and Pete’s 701-662-8033) or to the Chamber Office 1-800-233-8048 to find out the latest conditions as things can change very quickly. Be safe out there and good luck to everyone!

Benny55
Benny55
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Joined: 3/10/2015
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3/11/15 11:32 AM CST
Heading up to Devils for a weeknd trip and just wondering how the accesses are holding up with all this warm weather. Also wondering if there are any areas where a little bigger like have been caught. Always have done well in 6 mile but wanna try some new water for the heck of it. Thanks

Average perch fishermen
Average perch fishermen
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Joined: 2/28/2015
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3/10/15 6:27 AM CST
Pack the sun block boys headed to devils lake in two days any ice reports?? We down to a tv travel yet??

Average Phisherman
Average Phisherman
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Joined: 12/29/2014
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FISHING REPORT
3/6/15 11:41 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Fished just outside of the group by the casino, we couldn't keep up. Punched holes till we found em. Gonna be beautiful this weekend look for the 1500

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