Fishing Remains Simply Awesome on Devils Lake
Fishing remains simply awesome on Devils Lake. The weather may slow things down a bit at times, but the food bag is strapped on and everything is biting well.
Most activity is still happening in the bays off of the main body of water. Areas like Pelican Lake, Howard’s Bay, New Mill Bay, Penny Bay, Black Tiger Bay and Brown’s Bay are all producing fish. You can catch them just about any way you would like as well. The weeds are growing fast and are becoming the major ingredient to success.
Walleye fishing is as good as it gets on Devils Lake right now. Casting #5 Flicker Shads or Shad Raps over the deeper weeds or Rapala Eskos or Husky Jerks over the shallower weeds is producing well. Color doesn’t seem to matter much. Fire Tiger, Chrome/Blue, and Perch are solid choices.
Trolling Bottom Bouncers and Gulp! Killr Crawlers along the edges of the weeds is also producing many nice catches. Small spinners or Slow Death Hooks are working. The weed edge is between 8 and 10 feet. Stay just outside the weeds and hold on.
Bobbers with leeches are also a great way if the fish turn a bit negative. Cast until you see a follow or two, then set up camp with the bobbers.
The pike are everywhere, no need to tell you how to catch them. Trust me, you will catch them.
White Bass are hit and miss. Windy shorelines are key and staying on them has been difficult. When you find them, expect to catch 20 or so before they move on. Small crank baits and jigs are equally effective.
This bite will last a while. Water temps are in the upper 60s. Things will not change much until we see temps in the 70s.
Courtesy of Johhnie Candle Professional Angler and Guide: http://www.johnniecandle.com/