Devils Lake (Devils Lake State Park In Baraboo), Sauk County

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9/24/17 @ 10:59 AM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

South and north ends of the lake have shallows and weeds.  THat is probably your best bet for panfish.  I have heard the west side of the lake is pretty good for other predator fish and some panfish.

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9/24/17 @ 8:22 AM
silvergranny
silvergranny
USER since 5/22/16

Going to be at the state park this weekend any good place to get panfish or walleye either from shore or kayak? 

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8/25/17 @ 5:43 PM
justfishmichael
justfishmichael
USER since 7/8/17

I just got back from Devil's and did the same thing the past week.  I brought the yak and also fished from shore.  Launching from the ramp on the south end you can work the weedy area. Top water in the morning and dropshot the edges and drop offs is always productive. Wind was a little rough, so I didn't venture too far into the lake.

The north end is shallow too.  On the east bluff side you can get bass (rock, large, small).  Once you start moving to the middle the water gets deep.  I ended up catching most bass dragging a jig around drop offs with weeds.  Bring extra terminal tackle.  The rocks like to eat too. Surprisingly only one smallmouth all week.  The rest were largemouth.  Several keeper size, nothing huge.  

Good luck!

Michael

 

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8/24/17 @ 9:39 PM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

The north and south ends of the lake have some shallows that will probably be good areas to work along the drop off.  There are not many shallow areas in the lake for minnows and smaller fish to hang out, so I am figuring the Pike and Bass would patrol the edges of the shallows waiting for the minnows and smaller fish to venture out a bit too far.

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8/24/17 @ 9:35 PM
Shackelfort
Shackelfort
USER since 2/22/17
out and to the left

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8/22/17 @ 4:16 PM
brewcrew82
brewcrew82
USER since 8/9/17
Going to be fishing devils lake this weekend from shore and from kayak. Going for bass, northern, and maybe some trout. Can anyone point me in what spots to fish. Thank you 

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8/21/17 @ 9:58 AM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

Certainly if you plan on fishing for trout.  But if you are just bass fishing or after panfish, then nope.  You can probably push the rules and "accidentally" catch a trout or two, but if a warden is watching, he can still pinch you for fishing for trout without proper credentials and it would be on you to prove him wrong.


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8/21/17 @ 9:44 AM
FISH CRIBS
FISH CRIBS
USER since 10/5/15

Do you need a trout stamp to fish this body of water

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7/26/17 @ 4:31 PM
Guitarfish
Guitarfish
USER since 6/11/16

Does anyone know of any good trout streams within an hour or so of Devils Lake State Park? I will be camping down there for a few days and am looking for some decent stream trout fishing. Not very interested in fishing the lake for trout. PM me. 

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7/9/17 @ 12:59 PM
Walleye Strike
Walleye Strike
USER since 1/1/11

Bass that size certainly aren't common, but are definitely present. I lost one around that size (probably would have weighed less) a few years ago trying to lip em.

If you have ever spoken with anyone who has went scuba diving in Devil's Lake, they'll tell you about the huge Bass and Pike that roam the murky depths. Trouble is that they are extremely crafty and hard to catch.

Congratulations justfishmichael on a truly remarkable catch! 

Edited on 7/9/17 1:05 PM
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