Archive of Fishing reportsJune2016
Posted: June 30, 2016
As the story goes, the fishing has been good when Mother Nature allows us to get on the water. Lately we’ve had some windy days but when it has subsided the fish are there and they are hungry.
The trolling bite has been pretty consistent this last week, some guys are finding fish shallow still but a lot have been pushing out to 15-25 feet of water with some good success. Look to troll at 1-1.2mph with a spinner. As far as bait goes, try using a plastic like Berkley Gulp! or a worm. The benefit of a product like Berkley Gulp! is that when you miss a fish, get snagged, or get short bit you don’t have to worry about rebaiting your hook as a plastic like that generally tends to hold on longer and better than live bait. For weight on your spinner, use a 1oz or 1 ½oz bottom bouncer. Focus on sunken roads, weed lines, or structures like sunken rock piles. Once you catch a fish or two make sure to mark that spot or turn right back over. As a general rule of thumb where there is 1 walleye there is usually more. Trolling crankbaits has been working well too, try keeping a speed between 2-2.5mph for cranks.
Fish are being caught in most areas of the lake but some main stay areas to try are Pelican Lake, The Golden Highway, Six Mile Bay, and Doc Hagens.
Congratulations to Jeremy Lund on winning our Coolest Cooler Promotion and thanks to everyone that shared their pictures with us, we sure enjoyed seeing them. Don’t forget to keep sharing pictures of your catch on our Facebook Page…….Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota.
June 7th Report
Posted: June 7, 2016
This week looks to bring us warm temps and winds around 10-20 mph. The weekend will cool off slightly and bring some rain on Sunday and Monday. Don’t forget to send pictures in for our walleye contest! Winners will be drawn weekly!
Walleyes are being caught in many different areas throughout the lake with a variety of presentations. Pitching crankbaits and plastics is still a successful technique being used. Using live bait is never a bad option. Slip bobbering with leeches has been a good technique to use while targeting walleyes in flooded timber, submerged rock piles, and other types of similar structure. The water temperature is rising to the point where using bottom bouncers with spinners is going to be good from here on out. Targeting areas from 8-15 foot of water that follows a weed line, contour drop, or through flooded timber will lead to finding fish. 6 mile bay has been producing fish at the bridge, along the shorelines and in the north end along the flooded road. Good numbers of walleyes have been coming from the flats and pelican. Look to pitch or slip bobber around refuge island, rail road tracks, and any weed patch you can try in Pelican. Golden pond has been producing fish as of late. Reports of a few crappie being caught there from time to time mixed in with the walleyes and pike. The north end of Creel Bay, Peterson Point, and in front of the Country Club has produced some walleyes this past week. Anglers have had success on the East side of the lake as well. Stromme addition, haybale bay, and the storm sewers have seen a few walleyes being pulled out within the last week. Any bridge throughout the lake has been producing fish in the evenings.
If you’re in search of Pike, you won’t have to look too hard. Most shallow areas/weed lines are holding good numbers of pike. Look to pitch cranks or plastics into these shallow areas. Pike have been fairly aggressive since the early parts of spring. Any bay you roll into should hold pike in the shallow water.
White bass have been fairly inconsistent in most parts of the lake. Woods-Rutten road, Browns slough, and near the Casino have held white bass the most consistently. Using small crankbaits will be the most reliable approach in catching these fish.
Good luck to everyone on the lake!
Be Safe! Have Fun!
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June Fishing is Here!
Posted: June 3, 2016
The fishing on Devils Lake has been good this last week. Not a lot has changed when it comes to presentation wise.
Best tactic is still fishing the shallows. Slip bobbers have worked great this week, find any vegetation (cattails/weed lines) and slowly work your way in. The lake is still relatively clear in some areas so it is best to slowly troll your way in to the back bays so you don’t spoke the fish. Try fishing in anywhere less than 8 feet of water. A plain number 6 hook or small jig tipped with a leech has been working best underneath slip bobbers. Don’t be afraid to wait out a spot with bobbers for 15-20 minutes before you get a bite, as the fish may have spooked when you arrived in the boat and may take some time to make their way back to where you pulled up at.
Pitching jigs and cranks have still been producing fish, try throwing a slip bobber out and cast a crank or jig with the other rod. This gives you greater odds to maximize your success and helps you find what the fish are preferring. The evening bite from shore has been picking up as well; slip bobbers and lindy rig setups are great options when fishing for walleyes from shore. The pike fishing is still going strong and can be caught along most shorelines in the shallows.
If you are in town fishing this week make sure to take some time and see all the classic cars that will be around for Devils Run.
Don’t forget to check out our Coolest Cooler Promotion that will be going on from May 1st- June 25th.Click here to find out the details on the giveaway!
Good luck to all the anglers that will be out this weekend. Don’t forget to share photos of your catch using #devilslakend