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Think Deeper for Walleyes

The fishing on Devils Lake has remained good despite some cold/wind fronts that have come through. This last weekend the 41st Annual Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament was held. Due to high winds on Friday and Saturday it was just a one day tournament on Sunday. The winning team of Scott VanOverBeke and Sam Thomas pulled in an impressive one day catch of 5 fish weighing in at 25.90 pounds! The largest walleye for the day was 8.5 pounds and largest northern for the day was 15.5 pounds! Congrats to everyone that fished the tournament!

Last week’s wind and cold front has changed up the shallow water bite and has got a lot of people thinking deeper water. Guys are still finding fish in the shallow water weed edges but the fish have started to transition deeper, if you are looking to fish shallow try to avoid the heavily stained water areas that have been churned up from the wind action.  A lot of good reports have come from people starting to troll in the 25-30 feet of water range. Bottom bounces and spinners have been producing along with pulling lead core and cranks. Another thing to try is find submerged rock piles in deeper water and slip bobbering or vertical jigging these areas, a couple of the top teams in the tournament ended up using this tactic to put some nice fish in the boat. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to jig the bridges right now as a little thinking outside the box will definitely help you put fish in the boat.

Don’t forget to share your photos of your catches on our Visit Devils Lake, North Dakota Facebook Page and good luck to all that will be out fishing on Devils Lake over the long 4th of July weekend!

 

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