How thick is the ice here?? thanks in advance.
I'd suggest you contact Eds Bait in Devils LakeL. Talk to John....google Eds Bait Devils Lake ND and it will come up. He has a guide named Curt who did a fantastic job for me. Tell them Judd sent ya. They'll give you the straight skinny
Great place to go but long drive...
I would like to fish this lake once or twice this winter. I'll be coming from Wisconsin. I'm looking for ways of checking on ice/ ice travel suggestions. Can anyone suggest a guide that would be able to point me in the right direction?
MOON PHASE (88%)
76° - 80° F
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.
MOON PHASE (12%)
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.
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.