Devils Lake, Ramsey County

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7/12/17 @ 9:17 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mark Bry
Devils Lake Guide
USER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

We are entering the heart of summer and all of the traditional tactics and presentations have been producing walleyes. We are catching a mix of walleyes averaging 10-20 inches. It is really awesome to see the smaller fish in the system as they are the future of the lake. By far, the most consistent way to catch fish is by pulling a bottom bouncer and a spinner. Leeches/crawlers or a plastic have all produced. We have used slow death hooks tipped with a crawler or a spinner with a #2 octopus hook. Some of our guides have been slip bobbering as well. Smaller jigs or plain hooks have both produced. They are tipping their hooks with leeches and working 10-20 feet of water.

Best locations to work include: any hump that comes up, flooded roads, points, the old shoreline, and weed lines. This is obviously a lot of locations, but they truly are all producing fish. Pike fishing has slowed but we are catching some mixed in with our walleyes. There is good potential to catch a giant pike this time of year out in the deeper water. Bass fishing has been pretty good when you find them. We are seeing a lot of smaller bass out in the deeper water so they seem to be coming back.

All and all life is good in Devils Lake, ND! Give us a call or email us if you would like to get out before harvest or the kids go back to school.

701 739-0161
brysguideservice@gmail.com

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5/28/17 @ 1:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
Fireman Ken
Fireman Ken
MEMBER since 6/14/13

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fished the week of 5/20 - 26.  Tough conditions made fishing difficult.  Very windy almost the whole week.  Came up short on bringing home a limit of walleye for a group of nine.  Water temps were in the low to mid 50s.  A rough and wet ride getting to where you wanted to go in the boat and then boat control out in the wind was very difficult.  Tried fishing out of the wind, but very little success.  Most of the guides were going to Dry Lake and Mikes Lake for warmer water.  I think they were mostly slip bobber fishing with leeches and did well from what I heard.  Bobber fishing is not my style.  We did catch some nice ones though.  28" the biggest and some 25s and 23s too.  Those were on crankbaits.  White Bass were few and far between.  N.P.  catching was down too which was a good thing. Things should start picking up when things warm up some.  One guy caught about a 36" N.P. and found 4 baby ducks in it when they cleaned it!!!

Stayed at Woodland resort on Creel Bay.  Great place.  


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4/7/17 @ 7:02 PM
Fireman Ken
Fireman Ken
MEMBER since 6/14/13

Mr A.

From what I have heard perch fishing in the summer is slow and not very popular.  I think they are down pretty deep. I have heard of people using their electronics find them deep on mud flats.   Mostly walleye, northern and white bass in the summer.  In early summer the walleyes, northern and WB will all be pretty shallow, but will move deeper as summer progresses.  Last couple of years small northerns were everywhere.  


Good luck.

Edited on 4/7/17 8:51 PM
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4/7/17 @ 10:17 AM
mr a
mr a
USER since 3/26/13

Looking to make a summer trip. Heard good stuff about thru the ice. What about summer perch.

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3/15/17 @ 8:25 AM
fishunter1SG
fishunter1SG
MEMBER since 12/19/07

thanks for the good report Henry!

weather and ice conditions look favaorable for us so we hope to do well.

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3/14/17 @ 1:42 PM
FISHING REPORT
Henry MorganzzZ
Henry MorganzzZ
MEMBER since 12/17/14

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishunter, we fished Stump the first 2 days with decent bite during the morning and the last day we fished East Devils with good success until everybody moved in on us and the fish shut down after that. We caught as many fish on East Devils in about 4 hours as we did on Stump all day. Location would be for both lakes just look for the group. Also to correct my comment of a slip bobber.....I ment a spring boober would of helped for the light bites. Good luck!

Henry

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3/10/17 @ 10:20 PM
FISHING REPORT
snag1
snag1
MEMBER since 1/23/10

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished Devils Lake 6 to 8 March. Started out great Monday morning as between 4 of us caught a few over 50 perch. Rain and wind (50 to 60 mph) and fog came in about noon and never caught a fish in the afternoon. On Tue a blizzard hit us starting in the morning and went all day. We ended up with 24 but bite was slow to say the least. Perch Patrol cancelled their fishing on Tuesday and Wed due to the weather and roads were closed but we were in Snobears so could make it out. On Wed the wind again was 40 plus and temp was around 7 degrees when we went out and caught 20 the last day. We fished Stump Lake 2 days and East Devils the other day. Had our best luck on Stump. Fished with Bry's Guide Service and they did a great job but fish didn't cooperate. Never been in weather like that.

Edited on 3/10/17 10:21 PM
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3/10/17 @ 11:53 AM
fishunter1SG
fishunter1SG
MEMBER since 12/19/07

hey Henry and Blackwood,

our group is going out 3/18 - 3/23, sounds like solid ice conditions, just wondering what area's on the lake you fished, lots of water there to cover. 

IM me if you want to share, thanks!

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3/7/17 @ 10:38 AM
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Henry MorganzzZ
Henry MorganzzZ
MEMBER since 12/17/14

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waxing Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
24 inches

Fishing report from 3/2 til 3/5, ice was in great shape, they had a little light rain as we were pulling out on monday 3/6 but with thier temps this week nothing should change, we went out targeting perch and as a comparison to last year wasnt as good and fish seamed smaller, we did catch fish but it was a tough bite (10 guys 300 fish), my recomendation would be to use slip bobbers for them. Most of our fish were all caught during the morning with an afternoon bite being non-existing. We used tungstens and buckshots with most fish coming on buckshots tipped with minnow head and waxy. We did also fished for northerns one day and did fantastic. There was another group of guys out there that also did better than us. Good luck to all for the remainder of the season, tight lines and stay safe.

Henry

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2/25/17 @ 2:04 PM
blackwood
blackwood
USER since 6/11/10

Hey all, I want to head out to devils lake this week and try to get on some perch. I'm new to the area and have never been out here before so just looking for some general places to start. PM me if you like, any help would be appreciated. Also don't have an atv or sled so would probably be walking out. Thanks in advance for any info 

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