Archive of Fishing reports

February2015

Longer days, warmer weather coming…

Posted: February 26, 2015

We are quickly approaching one if our favorite times of year…SPRING FISHING!

Weather has been cold this past week which has limited our mobility a bit. We are very excited about warmer weather coming in the near future! Fishing outside and hole hopping is the norm many days in March.

Marking fish is not the problem, convincing them to bite can be tricky at times. Seems like there are flurries that happen each day, so always be ready because you never really know where or when it will happen.

If you’ve had a tough winter bite this is the time to get out and enjoy some traditionally great fishing and nice weather!

We have had fish shallow and deep, really hard to give a depth, rather, mix it up and try to cover it all as fish are always moving it seems.

Bucckshots,Hali’s,tungstens, flyers, and shiver minnows are all producing.

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service

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February 19th Report!

Posted: February 19, 2015

Devils Lake Walleyes

The fishing here on Devils Lake has remained steady despite these cold snaps that we have been getting lately. Being mobile and drilling a lot of holes has been the name of the game most of the year and still has been this last week.

Perch are not in as big of schools as they have been found in the past. We seem to be finding smaller schools but are still catching them. There really hasn’t been a particular depth that has produced the most fish. Perch have been caught in as shallow as 10 feet and also as deep as 45 feet. Don’t be afraid to go off on your own path and try something different than everyone else, you never know where you may find them! Small buckshots and tungsten jigs tipped with either a minnow head or wax worms have been working the best.

Walleyes are being found in the usual transition/structure spots. Depths for walleye have ranged from 15-30 feet and seem to be biting the best the first couple of hours at sunrise and last couple of hours before dark. Orange and pink jigs have been the go to colors this season up here. The pike are still going great and many people are having great success in the shallows for them.

We did get some snow over the last weekend but travel on the ice has still been very accessible. Don’t forget to bring your extensions for your augers this weekend as there are reports of the ice reaching upwards of 36 inches in some spots this last week. Good luck to everyone this weekend!

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February 9th Report!

Posted: February 9, 2015

The fishing on Devils Lake has been all over the board lately. Some days are really good and others are a struggle, I guess that’s why they call it fishing. The early morning and late evening shallow walleye bite has been very good, but seems to only last for about an hour. Moving to deeper waters throughout the day tends to extend the bite. Jigging spoons such as foraged minnows and kastmasters along with jigging raps have seemed to work the best with minnow heads or wax worms. Perch have continued to be hit and miss, there are many people marking them and seeing them on camera (so they are down there), anglers have continued to struggle getting them to bite. The smaller the hook the better when it comes to perch right now. The northern pike fishing has been and continues to be very good on Devils Lake.

Woodland Resort still have house available from now until March 15 if you are still looking to get up to Devils Lake to do some fishing. Give us a cal at 701-662-5996 ext. 1 to make reservations.

 

Courtesy of Woodland Resort

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February 5th Report!

Posted: February 5, 2015

Devils Lake has been producing some fish! The weather has turned a little bit cooler since last week but the fishing has stayed steady. Last weekend was the 31st Annual Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament and it was a huge success. There were plenty of fish caught during the 2.5 hours the tournament was held, and the biggest fish was a whopping 7.5 pound walleye!

 

Perch fishing has remained steady. The same stays true as the report last week goes, the perch have been more active on the sunny days than the cloudy days. If you are willing to drill lots of holes and move around a bit you can get into some good schools of perch. It seems like you can sit at one hole and pull 4 or 5 fish out of that spot and then have to move on to another spot to catch 4 or 5 more. The depths have been pretty variable. Anywhere between 17-45 feet of water has been where we are finding perch.

 

The walleye and pike bite is still steady too. Fishing transition points anywhere from 10-25 feet of water has been the ticket with the early morning and early evening walleye bites. Go shallow along shorelines for pike and you will have a fun time! There have also been some recent reports of some nice pike being caught and speared.

 

Check out our local bait shops for some more information on what tackle and bait has been working the best. They are great at providing fisherman with good information to help them get on fish. Good luck to all the anglers this coming weekend!

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We keep drilling away!!

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We believe in the saying “the harder you work the luckier you get”!!

We have been fishing all over the Devils Lake basin and drilling lots and lots of holes and all the hard work is putting some big smiles on our clients faces! We have caught perch in 4 ft of water all the way out to 50 ft…so the bottom line is that they can be anywhere at anytime, so cover different depths. We have had some solid Walleyes bites early and late as well. Seems like the 10-18 ft range has been the ticket!

Pike fishing continues to be fantastic, with many fish being caught in 4-8 ft of water. Hali’s, buckshots, tungstens, shiver minnows, and a minnow/hook bobber set-up has all produced. Be prepared to mix it up and figure out what they want.

Overall, life is good! Weather has been good and travel on the lake is pretty easy, good luck to all!!

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service

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