Vehicle mobility off trails next to impossible in most areas of the lake.
Mother nature continues to make things difficult for ice fisherman on Devils Lake. The heavy snow pack now on the ice is making vehicle mobility off trails next to impossible in most areas of the lake. Anglers wishing to venture to their favorite spots are largely limited to snowmobiles or vehicles with tracks. Even with these, anglers are finding some heavy slush areas that make fishing and mobility quite difficult. As for trails, there is a trail out of Ackerman Acres to Foughtys and the Dairy, the Casino to the bridge and point, and in Creel Bay out of Woodland Resort to the Rocky/Military Point areas. On the other hand, those with the ability to venture about are reporting some excellent walleye fishing in the morning and evening hours. Places producing fish include rocky humps and points in Pelican, the Flats, Doc Hagens, the Ft. Totten area, Rocky/Military Points, the Casino area, storm sewer, East Bay near the Camp entrance, the sunken road in Black Tiger, and East Devils Lake.
Try fishing these rocky areas in 12-25 feet of water with sonars, or jigs such as buckshots, kastmasters, raps, nils and forage minnow tipped with minnows or minnow heads. Perch fishing remains tough with a few fish being caught in the deeper water in the Rocky/Military Point area, the Casino, the Woods Rutten area, and East Devils Lake. Pike fishing remains good in the north end of Six Mile, Sweetwater/Morrison area, and Pelican Lake. Smelt or herring with tip-ups works well. Good Luck & Good Fishing!!!
Courtesy of Ed’s Bait Shop