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October2013

Fishing Report for October 25, 2013

Posted: October 25, 2013

For those of you fishermen who haven’t yet put your boats away or you hunters looking for some blast and cast action, fishing on Devils Lake is HOT.  Anglers are finding a lot of both nicer sized walleyes and good eating sized ones.  And unlike the past few years, this fall the perch fishing has been incredible with a lot of 12-14” perch being caught by anglers.  This time of year the weeds start to deteriorate and this results in the fish tending to move out into the more rocky areas.  Jon Dircks from Eds Bait Shop recommends jigging the moving water bridge areas and rocky points or humps with jigs and a minnow or ice fishing style jigging raps.  Jon also says anglers trolling cranks on the Golden Highway in the Flats or the ridge and moon bars in Pelican Lake have found those areas have really turned on as well for both pike and walleyes.  Typically this time of year all of the bridges are excellent places to fish.  Those include the Mauvee bridge, Six Mile bridge, Hwy 57 bridge, Hwy 20 bridge, and the Woods Rutten bridge.  Anglers are also reporting some excellent walleye fishing in the Ft. Totten/Cactus Point area, Foughty’s Point area, and in East Devils Lake the outlet and Jerusalem Bay areas.  For you perch fisherman, there’s a great bite going on right now in most parts of the lake.  Game and Fish personnel reported some great catches in their nets this summer and this is being verified by nice catches being brought in by anglers.  Jigs with minnows or pieces of a crawler have been working great.  To find the perch, check out your favorite winter spots or try trolling spinners with bottom bouncers and crawlers.  When you find some perch, don’t be afraid to anchor and slip bobber or fish them like you would with ice fishing tackle.  Some of the areas people are reporting nice perch have been Pelican Lake, the north end of Six Mile Bay, Doc Hagens, the bridges, the points and humps in East Bay, and Jerusalem Bay.  Good Luck and we hope you enjoy your time on Devils Lake!

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Summer fish cleaning stations closed

Posted: October 22, 2013

The fish cleaning stations are closed at Henegar, Six Mile and Lakewood Boat Landings as of today. The year-round fish cleaning station will be open for the remainder of the winter and is located on Highway 20 South.

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Fall fishing has been fantastic on Devils Lake!

Posted: October 1, 2013

The bite goes on…Our clients have been experiencing some fast and furious fishing on Devils Lake over the past week. We are catching lots and lots of nice eating size walleyes (15-18 inchers) with the occasional nicer eye as well. Not a lot has changed as far as presentation and location goes. The majority of the walleyes are still in that 24-32 ft range. More and more fish are being caught near the bridges/current areas as well. There is always a shallow water bite on Devils Lake somewhere, so don’t be afraid to go into shallower water and try casting cranks or jig/plastic combos. Perch and pike have been caught daily with the walleyes out in the deeper water. If you are looking for pike, concentrate on the shallower water with a crank or jig/plastic combo.

Again, this is a fun time of year to be in the Devils Lake basin! Waterfowl hunting has been great and should get better and better as more birds migrate down from Canada. The leaves are beautiful and the air is crisp! Lots and lots of options this time of year for people to pursue!

If you would like to experience some of the fast and furious action on Devils Lake, give us a call and we will make it happen!

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service

Mark – 701 739-0161

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