June 6th Report!
Fishing report for June 12, 2014
Summer is here! Water temperatures are warming up towards 70 degrees and the fun fishing is here. It’s that time of the year that we are truly blessed to be fishing Devils Lake. Every presentation imaginable is working. The number one presentation that has been working well all year so far is leeches under bobbers along 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.
Another productive technique for our guides right now is running bottom bouncers with spinners. This can be done when the bite is slow to cover more area in order to locate groups of fish. A few ways to run your spinners are with night crawlers and leeches, and don’t forget about plastics. Berkley Gulp! and Impulse have many options available such as minnow grubs. Chartreuse and white have been working good on Devils Lake. Also try using the 3 inch crawler fry with this method. The great thing about using plastics is that if you have a bite, you do not lose your bait, often catching up to 5 fish before having to replace your bait. Our guides have been running their spinners between 1.3 and 1.6 mph in depths of 4 to 10 feet.
Crankbaits have been working great! 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 Crawdad, Gold and Firetiger.
We have all of the tackle mentioned along with some of the hottest colors that have been working well here at the Woodland Resort Baitshop.
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, Howards Bay, Haybale Bay, and Rocky Point.
Good luck to everyone going out fishing this next week!!
We still have many great dates available for the end of June and also into 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!
Courtesy of Mitchell’s Guide Service