Fishing Report for October 25, 2013
For those of you fishermen who haven’t yet put your boats away or you hunters looking for some blast and cast action, fishing on Devils Lake is HOT. Anglers are finding a lot of both nicer sized walleyes and good eating sized ones. And unlike the past few years, this fall the perch fishing has been incredible with a lot of 12-14” perch being caught by anglers. This time of year the weeds start to deteriorate and this results in the fish tending to move out into the more rocky areas. Jon Dircks from Eds Bait Shop recommends jigging the moving water bridge areas and rocky points or humps with jigs and a minnow or ice fishing style jigging raps. Jon also says anglers trolling cranks on the Golden Highway in the Flats or the ridge and moon bars in Pelican Lake have found those areas have really turned on as well for both pike and walleyes. Typically this time of year all of the bridges are excellent places to fish. Those include the Mauvee bridge, Six Mile bridge, Hwy 57 bridge, Hwy 20 bridge, and the Woods Rutten bridge. Anglers are also reporting some excellent walleye fishing in the Ft. Totten/Cactus Point area, Foughty’s Point area, and in East Devils Lake the outlet and Jerusalem Bay areas. For you perch fisherman, there’s a great bite going on right now in most parts of the lake. Game and Fish personnel reported some great catches in their nets this summer and this is being verified by nice catches being brought in by anglers. Jigs with minnows or pieces of a crawler have been working great. To find the perch, check out your favorite winter spots or try trolling spinners with bottom bouncers and crawlers. When you find some perch, don’t be afraid to anchor and slip bobber or fish them like you would with ice fishing tackle. Some of the areas people are reporting nice perch have been Pelican Lake, the north end of Six Mile Bay, Doc Hagens, the bridges, the points and humps in East Bay, and Jerusalem Bay. Good Luck and we hope you enjoy your time on Devils Lake!