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August2015

The Bite Continues On!

Posted: August 20, 2015

We are beginning to sound like a broken record, but the reality is that Devils Lake has been fantastic all summer and right now is no exception. We are catching walleyes, pike, bass, and a few perch. Most days we are working weed lines or rock piles. Seems like a lot of minnows and bait are located in or near the rocks right now, which equals walleyes! Look for the shallower bite to continue to get better and better as fall approaches. If this fall is anything like last, look for some monster walleyes to be caught along with a lot of nice eating sized fish as well. All the guides at Bry’s Guide Service are so excited to get on the water each day. We have some of the nicest clients that come to us from all over the United States. It is so much fun to get people into awesome fishing.

If you would like to make a fall trip happen, shoot us an email or give us a call.

Good luck to all.

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service

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Busy is an Understatement!

Posted: August 12, 2015

Busy is an understatement and you will see that from the pictures below. Guiding nearly everyday and a few tournaments mixed in have kept me from updating my reports.

The good thing is fishing is fantastic. Walleye can be caught right now anyway you want to catch them. Jigging and bobber fishing with jigs and leeches is working very well in depth of 12 to 28 feet of water. Smaller pieces of rocky structure are the best places to try these techniques. Ft Totten Bay and the Flats are the two places that seem to have the best structure for this.

If you want to troll spinners or crank baits, look for longer stretches of good hard bottom. Flooded roads in the flats and Pelican Lake are great spots for this as well as any other longer stretch of rocky or gravelly bottom. Depths from 12 to 30 feet are holding fish. It is different every day but it does not take long to find them. Weed edges are also holding fish in the 8 to 10 foot range. Hammered gold and silver spinners tipped with fire tiger or white gulp tails have been very good for me. #7 and #9 Flicker Shads in Perch, White, and Chrome colors are working well too.

The casting bite is not as strong as some year, but it is still there. Finding the right weeds is the toughest part. If you can find cabbage with no other “junk” weeds around it there will be walleye there. #6 Flicker Shads have been my best for casting to these edges. They cast well and dive quickly to the proper depth for the edge of most weed beds.

The best fishing of the year is just around the corner. As the days get shorter, the fishing is getting better. Once fall gets here, hold on tight.

Courtesy of Johnnie Candle

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August is Here and the Fishing is Good!

Posted: August 3, 2015

The fishing on Devils Lake has been nothing short of fun! The dog days of summer may be here now but the fishing has remained steady. Now is the time to get to Devils Lake; hotels, resorts, and guides have more openings this time of the year to accommodate you and your group.

If you are tackling Devils Lake on your own right now bring spinners and jigs. The spinner bite has been steady for the last month. As the water temperatures keep rising, look to focus on 14-25 feet of water for pulling your spinners. It seems like crawlers and plastics (like Berkley Gulp!) have been working great. If you are finding fish but can’t get them to bite, don’t be afraid to try other color combinations to see what they are wanting as it can vary day-to-day. Walleyes are also being caught on jigs and bobbers on the structure spots like rock humps and sunken road ditches. Trolling cranks has also been producing fish as well.

Areas to focus on are any spots with good structure like rock piles and sunken roads. Also look for areas where the depth drops from 20-28ft as that is the old lake shore and this usually holds fish this time of the year when the water is warm.  The best tactic to use now is keep moving until you find the fish.

Good luck to everyone venturing out fishing this week and don’t forget to share your catch on our Visit, Devils Lake Facebook page.

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