The fishing on Devils Lake was very good up until the last four days.
The fishing on Devils Lake was very good up until the last four days. The weather has been very unsettled with mostly north winds that are a sign of a major cold front. The water temperatures went from upper 60’s to lower 60’s. Without warm temperatures the water has also become very clear and clear water and shallow water walleyes do not mix. I don’t want to sound too negative we are still bringing in limits most days but we have to work harder than ever for them. We are still catching them pitching crank baits and mimic minnows in 1 to 5 feet of water and slip bobbering with leeches in flooded timber or along the weeds.
The white bass fishing has been very incredible in certain parts of the lake. Most of our clients catch and release them but sure do have a ball catching them. We are still catching northern pike and some of the northerns brought in this last week were over 10 pounds.
So far June has been very cool and the upcoming forecast looks very nice with 70 to 80 degrees for the next 10 days. This should give us a little algae bloom to cloud up the water and improve our fishing dramatically.
Good Luck fishing everybody!
Steve “Zippy” Dahl