04 2010 »

Devils Lake anglers are reporting some excellent fishing as of late.

Devils Lake anglers are reporting some excellent fishing as of late. Walleye anglers are reporting a good bite in the early morning and mid day hours and an excellent bite right at dusk in most parts of the lake. While most anglers are pitching cranks into cattail edges or rocky shorelines on shallower bays, other anglers are reporting some fish out a bit deeper in that 10-15 foot depth as well.

Some of the better areas this past week have been any of the newly flooded areas in Pelican Lake and the Flats, the area across from Grahams Island, New Mil and Old Mil Bays, Doc Hagens, Knudson’s Bay, Walfords Bay, the north end of Creel Bay, the Storm Sewer and Dairy area in East Bay, Penny and New Penny Bays, Combine Bay, Ruttens Bay, Browns Bay in East Devils Lake, and the area near the outlet to Stump Lake.

For cranks, anglers are primarily using shad raps, eskos, countdowns, wally divers, husky jerks, and salmos. Black/silver, blue/silver, hot steel, bleak, and firetiger have all been good. Shore fisherman are reporting some excellent early morning and evening fishing as well.

Some of the better areas from shore have been any of the bridges on the lake, the Hwy 19/old 281 area, the Woods Rutten road, and the ditch at Camp Grafton. Pike and white bass are being caught along with walleyes in most all areas of the lake. Some of the better white bass areas have been the Woods Rutten area, the Storm Sewer, the Grahams Island road, and for boaters most any of the smaller windswept shallow bays on the lake. Cranks with blue or chartreuse seem to work well but a jig with a minnow tends to be the best for white bass.

Good Luck and Good Fishing!!!

Courtesy: Ed’s Bait Shop

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