The Dog Days of Summer and Good Walleye Fishing
The dog days of summer may be here but that hasn’t slowed down the walleyes. The bite on Devils Lake has still been good. Many anglers are catching a lot of eater size fish in the last week.
The trolling bite has still be one of the most productive methods of fishing right now; focus on old shorelines like the structure that is found in the Doc Hagens area. Don’t overlook trolling other structure such as rock piles and sunken roads. Throw on a 1 ½ oz or 2 oz bottom bouncer with a spinner. A couple colors to try for a spinner blade are: red & white, gold, pink & white, and chartreuse. Tip your spinners with either live bait like worms or leeches or try artificial bait like Berkley Gulp! minnows or minnow grubs. It seems the best trolling speed has been between .9-1.2 mph. Once you get a bite or two turn right back on that spot and keep plugging away, it seems where there is one walleye, there is usually more. Another method that has been working lately on Devils Lake is trolling slow death rigs. If things are a little slow, don’t be afraid to try vertical jigging as many people are starting to find success jigging lately.
Good luck to everyone on the water and don’t forget to share photos of your catch on our Visit, Devils Lake North Dakota page.