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June2011

Water temps rising -fish are biting!

Posted: June 7, 2011

Water temps are rising which means fish are biting!! We are still catching fish in shallow bays. Seems like the bays that are protected and shallow have the best bite right now. With water temps on the rise, look for fish to still be shallow, but to even be on shorelines with deeper water close. Best depths have been 2-12 feet of water. Try to fish the windswept shorelines and cover water until you locate them. The walleyes are still averaging 18-20 inches; but, we are also starting to see some of the 15-17 inchers. We are catching many walleyes between 20-27 inches. There are little pike all over the shallows and they are great at taking lures…White bass are spawning and seem to be all over. Once you find them, get ready for a fight! Best presentations have been jigs and plastics, slip-bobbers, and live bait rigs. Good luck to all!!

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service

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The more wind the shallower the fish!

Posted: June 6, 2011

It is that time of year when you never know what will be there when you set the hook. This week we spent most of our time in East Devils Lake and the fishing was incredible.

The catches were all mixed bags. The walleye fishing was good, the pike fishing ok, and the white bass were incredible. Pitching to windy shorelines was the key again. The more wind the shallower the fish. The area near the outlet to Stump Lake was good as well as the Kirks Refuge area. A few walleye came from flooded roads in East Devils Lake as well. Every road had at least a fish or two.

The Berkley Ripple Shads still amaze me at what they catch. This week the #5 Shad Raps turned on in a big way. Hot Steel and Bleak were the best colors by far.

Courtesy of Johnnie Candle Professional Angler and Guide.

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Surprising how the action goes with walleyes!

Posted: June 4, 2011

We have had an interesting week.  The beginning of the week we had big winds and thunderstorms infact so big that Monday and Tuesday we had to cancel all of our trips.  Wednesday was flat calm most of the day and made for some pretty tough fishing.  Anytime you go from two days of 30 to 50 mile an hour winds to flat calm it tends to throw off the bite.  The last couple of days things have improved dramatically.   Once the weather straightened around the fishing did too.  Limits of walleyes and all the pike you want to keep were caught both Friday and today.  Mix in some white bass action and its enough to make for some sore arms by the end of the day.

We are still catching most of our fish shallow.  We are pitching crankbaits and mimic minnows along wind swept shorelines and we are also doing a lot of slip bobbering with leeches.  We are anchoring our boats in about 8 feet of water and casting our bobbers in anywhere from 3 to 8 feet.  It is really surprising how the action goes.  You catch a walleye and keep your eyes peeled because there is a good chance there is another bobber missing while you are digging the first one out of the net.  Then the action slows, sometimes down to a crawl.  Then boom!  Another bobber down.  Next up, the northern pike are here.  Catch 2,3,or 4 of those in a row.  Then its slow again.  This is the way it goes.  The bites are in fluries.  Just about when you are ready to make a move the next pod of fish move in.  Add it all up by the end of the day, you have your limit of fish and you have probably thrown back at least as many.

Well June is here and our schedule is pretty jammed packed for a while.  We do still have some opening here and there and we will do our best to find room for you and your party.  We anticipate this shallow water bite to continue for quite a while and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on some of best fishing that is going on right here right now!  (Cross your fingers for decent weather)

Courtesy of Woodland Resort & Mitchell’s Guide Service.

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Fish are very healthy…

Posted: June 1, 2011

Wind, rain, go away, don’t you know it’s fishing time…It’s starting to feel like we live on the Pacific Ocean. Weather has been tricky the past few days; but, when we have gotten out, the fish have cooperated. The key is shallow warm bays. The mayfly hatch has begun and many fish are in shallow feeding on the larvae. Seems like the ‘spot on the spot’ can vary from day to day, so keep moving until you locate them. Use the wind and let the casting begin. Best depths have been 2-8 feet. We are catching walleyes, bass, and pike all in the shallows. Gulp and trigger x have been the best presentation. Bobbers and leeches has produced as well. When we get the right wind, pitching cranks has caught fish too. Fish are very healthy! The walleyes are averaging 18-20 inches with several over 20!!

Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service

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