June 19th Report!
Windy, windy, windy. That has been the phrase for the past week, but that has not stopped our guides from Mitchell’s Guide Service from going out and catching some impressive limits of walleye and northern. With the wind blowing 20 mph nearly all week, our guides have found the most success fishing the windswept shorelines. The number one technique for our guides has been running bottom bouncers with spinners. A few ways to run your spinners are with night crawlers, leeches, and don’t forget about plastics. Berkley Gulp! and Northland Impulse have many options available such as minnow grubs. Chartreuse and white have still been working great on Devils Lake. Also try using the 3 inch crawler fry with this method. Our guides have been running their spinners between 1.3 and 1.6 mph in depths of 4 to 10 feet.
Crankbaits have continued to work great on Devils Lake! Either by casting into shorelines or trolling. Running 1.8 to 2.2 mph in depths of 4 to 10 feet had been producing the most fish. Lures of choice have been #5 or #7 Rapala Shad Raps and #4 and #5 Salmo Hornets. Colors that have been working are Perch, Crawdad, Gold and Firetiger.
Slip bobbers have continued to work well with the correct weather conditions. With it being so windy this past week, bobber fishing has been most effective in the evenings once the wind subsides. Areas that have been producing fish include weed edges and sunken timber. On windy days, use 1/16 or 1/8 ounce jigs under the bobbers while hooking the leech in the sucker. If it’s calm try using number 2 Daiichi walleye bait hooks, hooking the leech in the center. Try running both of these about a foot off of the bottom in depths of 6 to 12 feet.
Areas to target on Devils Lake include any of the larger shallow bays along the windswept shorelines. Good locations include the northwest end of Six Mile Bay and Mauvas Coulee bridge areas, Hogs Bay, Wolford Bay, Rocky Point and Military Point. The Golden Highway has also started to produce some nice fish with anglers pulling spinners and crankbaits.
We have all of the tackle mentioned above along with some of the hottest colors that have been working well here at the Woodland Resort Baitshop.
We still have a few dates open for the end of June as well as many great dates available for July and August. Get out and experience some of the Midwest’s best walleye fishing this season with Mitchell’s Guide Service. Call our office at 701-662-6560 to make your reservations, or call Woodland Resort at 701-662-5996 book a lodging and fishing package to make your fishing experience as hassle free and productive as possible!
Good luck anglers and get out fishing!
Courtesy of Mitchell’s Guide Service