Old shore lines from last year are the ones to fish!
We hope everyone had a safe and Happy 4th of July! The fishing on Devils Lake this past week has been decent. The newest revolation for us has been the number of small walleyes that seem to be every where. Nice to see that the reproduction has been so spectacular but they sure do make a guy go through the leeches! The tricky part is deciding whether to stay in a spot that is so infested or to move on to another spot. The answer is there are many cases where you should move on but there are just as many cases where all the sudden the nicer fish move in. So, do your best to follow your hunches.
We have still been spending most of our time slip bobbering along weedlines and pitching crank baits and plastics. The back bays on the main lake have still been kicking out good numbers of fish but the main lake shore lines have also heated up. The trick part about working the main lake shore lines is to figure out the weedlines. In many cases the new shore lines are too weedy but the old shore line from last year is the one that is a lot easier to fish. There are still plenty of spots that are wooded with scattered rock that you can keep your boat in 6 to 8 feet of water and a cast the old shore line. It looks goofy because it seems like you are fishing quite a ways from the new shore. Pay attention to your GPS.
The July schedule is filling in nicely and it appears we will have another busy month. We do still have plenty of room on certain days and there is plenty of good fishing ahead of us. The weather in July is usually more stable than the month of June provides and the reality is the fishing is just as good. So gather your family, friends, co-workers, and come on up and fish with us. We would love to have you!
Hope to see you on the water.