Things are looking good for the next few weeks here in Devils Lake. We had some warm days that really helped melt our snow on the lake and has made access a lot easier. The temps have adjusted back now and have frozen the melted snow. Our access points are still holding up and we a currently sitting with a good 24 inches of ice still. There is still time to get your ice fishing fix in for the winter.
The perch fishing has been picking up in the last few weeks. It seems that the stable weather has created a little bit better of a bite. Look to find the perch out in the deeper basins in that 20-45ft of water. Lately gold and pink color jigs have been working the best. Try using small jigs for the perch 1/16th oz jigs have been an ideal size. If you notice these fish are a little shy with your rattling jig, switch out to something more subtle that doesn’t have a rattle in it. North Dakota allows you to use up to 4 poles while ice fishing, so make sure to utilize this and give yourself a dead stick/bobber hole right next to your jigging hole. Sometimes these perch will come into your rattle jig and finish with your deadstick/bobber. The walleye fishing has still been good in the early morning and evening times. Try pinpointing structured spots or pinch points in the contour lines to find these fish.
Don’t forget to share your fishing photos with us on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook Page. Check out this dandy 2+ Pound Perch that was caught on Devils Lake this weekend. Guided by Tanner Thomas of the Perch Patrol!
This past weekend brought us some much needed good weather on Devils Lake, the warm sunny afternoons were not only good for perch fishing but also snow melt. Access and travel on the lake has been getting better every day. Many people are still using snowmobiles and tracked vehicles to move around. I have fished the last 3 weekend with my 4 wheeler that has […]
This last week has brought some much needed warmer weather. We are currently sitting with around 20 inches of ice on Devils Lake. The warmer weather and January rain has helped bring down the snow a little out on the ice; this has made for a little better traveling conditions. Right now it is still best to utilize snowmobiles, tracked atv/utvs and snow-bears. Atvs with […]