Devils Lake, Ramsey County

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5/29/16 @ 9:24 PM
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Fireman Ken
Fireman Ken
USER since 6/14/13

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Fished D.L. from the 20th - 27th.  Went home with our limit of walleye, but had to work for them.  Some long days on the water.  Used a variety of lures/baits.  Flicker Shads, Wally Divers and Shad Raps in the deeper water with some current.   A jig with a 3" Gulp soft plastic minnow was the top lure overall.  Blue and white was the best color.  Slip bobbers with leeches did work too.  We caught hundreds of northerns.  Mostly 20-24".  They were mostly a nuisance as we were after the walleye.  A lot of discussion on whether the northerns are hurting the walleye fishing.  The locals seem to feel that way too.  The N.D. DNR was doing a survey about the northern problem.  Got into some White Bass in some shallow bays and a few nice Crappies for the first time ever.  Did see a very large northern(mid 40s) swimming with a walleye tail sticking out of its mouth.  Big fish!!!

The lake is down 1.5 - 2' from last year.  Some of our favorite spots were difficult to get to or not accessible at all this year.  The Pelican Lake launch is closed due to low water levels.  Had to launch at Grahm's Island and boat to Pelican this year.  Only a couple of spots open to get north of the RR tracks which are easily seen this year.  We heard the lake is to be drawn down another 4' over the next 2 years.  If you are heading to D.L. be careful as it is definitely different that previous years.  Ask around for lake info or danger spots. 

Water temps varied from 58 to 70 in some spots.

Edited on 5/29/16 9:25 PM
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5/12/16 @ 11:58 AM
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Devils Lake CVB
Devils Lake Tourism
USER since 12/6/11

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

The shallow water bite on Devils Lake is starting to heat up. Over the last weekend water temps were ranging from 50-60 degrees. The key right now is to find the shallow bays that are the warmest. Look for walleyes to become more active throughout the day as the sunlight has had a chance to warm the water up. Walleyes are being caught in 2-6 feet of water in these bays. A couple different presentations have deemed successful.

First off, try pitching small crank baits into the water like a #5 Shad Rap or a Flicker Shad. Colors have varied but a couple main stay colors that seem to work best are firetiger and blue.

Another successful tactic is to use 1/4oz jigs tipped with plastics (paddle tails or twister tails) into the shallows as well. White tails have seem to work the best on various colors of jig heads. The key with pitching jigs is to have a more controlled and slow retrieve. A good tip to keep in mind is tying yourself a heavier leader with mono or fluorocarbon, as you will find lots of pike mixed in with the walleyes in the shallow areas!

Good luck to all the anglers out there, our fish cleaning stations will be turned on in the next couple of weeks when temps aren’t dipping down close to freezing overnight. Our year-round fish cleaning station located next to Ed’s Bait Shop is open for you to clean your catch.

Don’t forget to check out our Coolest Cooler Promotion that will be going on from May 1st- June 25th.

Click here to find out more details on the giveaway!

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4/3/16 @ 10:03 PM
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Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Went back to the areas we had great success on Monday and quickly realized things had changed. 50+mph winds on Friday night pushed a bunch of water up the channels and made everything muddy. It also forced the current to run backwards the next day. Also there was a huge front behind the wind that brought in super cold temps. About the worst conditions one could ask for and the shore fishing showed it.

Brad Durick Outdoors LLC
(701) 739-5808
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3/30/16 @ 9:14 AM
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Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
With no school my boy and I went channel jumping around Devils Lake. We found pike in the channels (mostly spawned out)smelt on the bottom was very effective but the most effective method to catch them was smelt under a bobber suspended about a foot off the bottom. Good numbers and great fights for a 6 year old.

Brad Durick Outdoors LLC
(701) 739-5808
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3/21/16 @ 12:17 PM
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Dan Bonham
ND Walleye Fishing
MEMBER since 6/12/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Fishing is starting to heat up as the ice recedes from the shorelines. Casting to the ice with boot tail jigs and crankbaits have been working well. Fishing should continue to get better as the lake opens up.

Devils Lake Professional Guide Service
(701) 371-5969
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3/11/16 @ 8:42 PM
fishunter1SG
fishunter1SG
MEMBER since 12/19/07
thanks riverpro for the good report. we will call out there before we would just leave blindly. the weather forecast is not in our favor.

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3/10/16 @ 8:13 PM
riverpro
riverpro
USER since 1/3/13
just got back from 4 days out there. ice is around 15" on most of the lake but is melting super fast. Landings are too bad to land a wheeler in most locations (we trailered one out and used in certain spots). By the 19th I would say you'd be pushing it on having safe ice and would for sure not even bring the wheeler and save gas. while we were out there 5 trucks fell thru the ice in different bays around the lake. caught about 25% of the fish I marked but did come home with a good mess of fish

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3/9/16 @ 7:45 PM
fishunter1SG
fishunter1SG
MEMBER since 12/19/07
Looking for an honest ice report. we are planning to be on DL 3/19, either by ATV /UTV or on foot if need be. any ice condition report would be greatly appreciated! thanks

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3/7/16 @ 9:58 AM
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Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
24 inches

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Took my boy out to Devils Lake for what appears to be our last kick at the can this ice fishing season. We went to a spot we found at early ice. It is clear the ice is changing fast. The access got really soupy just while we were out.

We set our eight tip ups and waited longer than usual for the first bite. It took almost an hour before we landed a fish. I was considering moving part of our spread then we had a magic hour and got the fish we wanted to keep. Over the next couple hours we picked up a few more that we let go. It was a good winter but after the next couple weeks of conflicts I am thinking there just won't be enough ice to get back out, at least with a little kid in toe.

https://youtu.be/BJBuY0j6US0

Brad Durick Outdoors LLC
(701) 739-5808
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3/3/16 @ 7:21 PM
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svfisherman00
svfisherman00
USER since 11/5/14

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent
This is from a while ago but here is a video from when i went three weeks ago. Thanks and Subscribe!

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2/29/16 @ 9:18 PM
Benny55
Benny55
USER since 3/10/15
Any news on the northern fishing on Devils? Planning a trip next week.

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2/28/16 @ 12:17 PM
Slabtabulous
Slabtabulous
USER since 2/28/16
Hey tipupbuddy14, was just checking in with you to see how you did over the weekend. I'm heading there next weekend for the first time ever. Probably a mistake on my part but I'm going up there with 2 adults and 8 kids. fyi red lake stunk this weekend.

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2/25/16 @ 3:22 AM
Tipupbuddy14
Tipupbuddy14
USER since 12/29/15
Hey, I'm making a trip out to Devils this weekend.. I was wondering how the fishing has been lately, and any tips? Colors, water depth, anything! Young angler trying to enjoy alittle ice fishing before the ice melts. And has anybody been fishing around bird island rock pile? No idea what it's like over there, buddy showed it to me on an navionics app. Any help is much appreciated! Thank you and happy fishing!

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2/24/16 @ 7:38 PM
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CrappieMaster36
CrappieMaster36
USER since 12/31/10

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
18 inches
If you have a trip planned to Devils lake after this weekend bring four wheelers and or snowmobiles the landings are already in rough shape open water on the tops of road beds specifically pelican and Alice bridges are wide open stay away from shallow cattails. Temps on Friday and Saturday both 40 and sunny.

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2/23/16 @ 5:56 PM
Ray223
Ray223
USER since 1/18/16
Thanks buck I think I'm going to try creel bay and see how we do I'm towing my wheel house out there so hopefully we can get on a good spot that we can catch some eyes and perch on.

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