Anyone from Devilslake ,go on lakelink? Would like some ice thickness reports,are they driving pickups out there yet? I,m not asking for a fishing spot!
Looking for any guide service on Devils Lake for a 3 Day guided ice fishing trip for my son and I. Dates to be determined depending on conditions and preferably before the first of the year. In return for a 3day guided King Salmon fishing trip for 2 this coming summer out of Kewaunee Wisconsin, aboard my 33ft fishing boat. My son and I have been doing trips out of Kewaunee for many years, putting aboard numerous fish every summer. Fully equipped with all gear and tackle. With the option of either lodging on the boat with my son and I for no extra cost or staying at hotel in the area at your cost. Would be looking for the same in return when coming to Devils Lake. Have heard wonderful things about your area and would love the opportunity to expierience this. Any guides in the area that would be interested in swapping a trip like this please contact Gary at your earliest convienience to work out the details @715-754-5897 or 715-853-3543 cell
Walleyes and MWC Fishing
The walleye fishing has been good this last week! We just recently held the MWC Walleye Tournament on Devils Lake on August 19th and 20th. Congratulations to Troy Morris and Cory Heiser on winning the tournament with a 44lb 2 day bag! It was awesome to see the amount and size of fish these anglers could produce. All of the fish that were cleaned will be used for our 11th Annual Community Fish Fry and Corn Feed that will be taking place on Thursday, August 25th from 4pm til gone at the Bill Jerome Arena in town. Please stop on by if you are in town that day!
As far as the fishing, we are starting to notice a little bit of a transition of walleyes from shallow structure to a little bit deeper. We found walleyes this last week from 22-40ft of water. We had really good luck using 1 ½ oz bottom bouncers while fishing in less than 30ft of water and using 2 oz bottom bouncers when fishing in deeper than 30ft of water. We focused on sunken roads and submerged rock piles. It seemed the fish were hanging in the road ditches vs the top of the roads so we would make passes along the road ditches where the shoulder dropped off and found most of our fish there. As far as spinners go, there was no rhyme or reason to what color they preferred; it seemed once you found the fish you could throw out any colored spinner and get bites. Some colors did produce a little more aggressive bites but those colors varied every day so don’t be afraid to throw different colors at them. The Berkley Gulp! Still seemed to be hot bait again, try using white minnow grubs and minnows/chartreuse minnow grubs and minnows/or pumpkinseed minnow grubs or worms.
With fall right around the corner we have noticed the vertical jigging bite has also picked up to. Focus on the sunken rock piles and submerged structure as well as the many bridges around Devils Lake. Don’t forget to share your photos of your catch on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook page! We would love to share pictures of what you are catching.
Good luck to everyone that is venturing out on the water!
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Been out since Monday. Fishing west end. Plenty of eyes. Bottom rigs have been the best. Green scum taking over west end. Golden highway been my best for putting eyes in boat. Nice Lake. Thanks ND.Will be back.
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Walleyes and More!
Devils Lake fishing has been good this last week. The walleye fishing has been going well; many people are still catching their limits of walleyes trolling bottom bouncers. The beauty of trolling this time of year is that when you find a pocket of fish you can have a hay-day catching lots of walleyes. For trolling right now, try using 1 ¼ oz or 1 ½ oz bottom bouncer when fishing in 20 feet or less and use a 1 ½ oz or 2 oz bottom bouncer when fishing deeper than 20 feet. Spinner blade colors have been a day by day thing, try using firetiger, red & white, white & silver, and hammered gold as these seem to be a safe bet for walleye fishing on Devils Lake. Tip your spinner with either a worm or plastic like Berkley Gulp! When looking for a location to troll focus on break lines this time of year, it seems the fish are transitioning off break lines of old lake shoreline. Set your trolling speed between 1-1.3mph and start your trolling path, I would start shallow and work my way out to deeper water to see where the fish are holding up. As stated in previous reports, once you catch a walleye make sure to mark that waypoint and turn right back over it. If there is any bit of wind try and fish the wind-blown side of the shore as this is where the bait fish will be holding up at. Some areas of the lake to try are: Doc Hagens, Six Mile Bay, Golden Highway, and Pelican Lake (Pelican might be a little bit slower fishing wise but will produce good size fish when you do catch them).
The neat thing about Devils Lake this time of the year with trolling is that you just never know what you might catch: Walleyes, White Bass, Pike, Perch and even Crappie like this dandy that was caught trolling this week! Don’t forget to share pictures of your catch on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook Page!!
Good luck to everyone that will be hitting the water this weekend!
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The dog days of summer may be here but that hasn’t slowed down the walleyes. The bite on Devils Lake has still been good. Many anglers are catching a lot of eater size fish in the last week.
The trolling bite has still be one of the most productive methods of fishing right now; focus on old shorelines like the structure that is found in the Doc Hagens area. Don’t overlook trolling other structure such as rock piles and sunken roads. Throw on a 1 ½ oz or 2 oz bottom bouncer with a spinner. A couple colors to try for a spinner blade are: red & white, gold, pink & white, and chartreuse. Tip your spinners with either live bait like worms or leeches or try artificial bait like Berkley Gulp! minnows or minnow grubs. It seems the best trolling speed has been between .9-1.2 mph. Once you get a bite or two turn right back on that spot and keep plugging away, it seems where there is one walleye, there is usually more. Another method that has been working lately on Devils Lake is trolling slow death rigs. If things are a little slow, don’t be afraid to try vertical jigging as many people are starting to find success jigging lately.
Good luck to everyone on the water and don’t forget to share photos of your catch on our Visit, Devils Lake North Dakota page.
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Devils Lake is outstanding right now. I took my boy there over the weekend for some fun fishing and to hang out. We fished with plain snelled hooks on 3/8 oz bottom bouncers tipped with leeches. We ran a .5 to .7 mph drift or troll on structure at 21-23 feet. Dozens and dozens of walleyes caught and a great limit each day.
This was a great weekend to get a six year old hooked on fishing and I think it worked. He made me stock his tackle box.
Wow i cant believe all the bad reports on devils lake. Ive been going for the last 6 years. Absolutely unbelievable fishing. Yes its windy alot. But i guess being used to fishing the great lakes make it easy to fish in the wind and waves.. 100 walleye days are common. With most fish being 13-20in. And several up to 28 in most days... usually get 1-2 each week over 28.
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I am sorry I know that this a fishing report site. Can anyone tell me if you know anything about a couple of bars called ye olde tavern or lottas? A friend told me that they were the hot spots for fishing reports on Devils Lake. Thanks, and sorry to bother anyone.
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Went to devils lake, nd last week. Stayed at woodlands resort. Wow, what a nice resort. As usual people friendly and helpful in north dakota, thanks to those who helped with boat.especially boat shop at woodlands, very helpful. Windy 3 days ....blew us off the lake and knocked the fishing for . Loop. But when it did pick back up it was great.My wife and I had a great time, caught fish in several areas of the lake, and will definitely return to stay at woodlands resort. Leeches on lindy rigs usually the key 8- 12 foot