Spinners Galore

The dog days of summer may have arrived but the walleye fishing on Devils Lake has remained good. Most people are finding their best luck pulling spinners on the lake right now. A typical spinner setup for Devils Lake is usually a 1 1/2 ounce bottom bouncer with a spinner rig attached to that. Tip the spinner rig with either crawlers or a plastic like Gulp! Personally I like using Gulp! As when you get short bit or miss a fish you don’t have to worry about reeling up and rebaiting. If you hit a time where a front has come through I would suggest crawlers at that point. Pulling crankbaits has also been producing fish as of late, so don’t be afraid to give that a try as well if pulling spinners isn’t your thing.

Areas to focus on for walleyes right now are the shallow areas right outside the weed beds and also in deeper water (15-20ft) working the old submerged lake shoreline. Surface temps on the lake right now are around 75 degrees and we have had some stable weather these last few weeks that have helped keep the bite fairly consistent.

The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit will be held on Devils Lake this weekend (July 21st & 22nd), we are excited to be hosting them and if you are in the area stop out at Graham’s Island on Friday and Saturday at 3pm to watch the weigh ins.

Good luck to everyone hitting the water over this weekend! Don’t forget to share your photos with us on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook Page.