05 2013 »

Fishing on Devils Lake is still Red Hot


Fishing on Devils Lake is still red hot despite the cooler weather.

Walleye can be found on just about any type of structure in the lake. The humps and bumps in the Flats are producing fish. The “Old Lake Shore Line” is also producing fish in 28 to 30 feet of water. Weed beds and flooded roads are holding fish as well.

Spinners with a single hook and a Gulp! Killr Crawler or Gulp! Minnow has been my go to. White and Gold have been hot colors. Fish these along the edges of structure or weed lines and hold on tight. Lead Core and smaller crankbaits is another great option. #5 and #7 Flicker Shads in Whites and Perch colors are rock solid choices.

If you want to try for a few bigger fish try vertical jigging the deeper structure in the main lake with jigs and Gulp! Minnows. The bite is much slower, but during the most recent MWC tournament on Devils Lake, there were several big fish caught this way.

There are still a few perch coming incidentally while walleye fishing. I can only imagine if a good pan fish angler stopped and targeted them just how many they would catch.

Pike are all over the lake still and are also caught pretty regularly while walleye fishing.

The white bass have become a bit of a challenge this year. They are still here and when you find them they are big, but they can be hard to locate. The numbers are down a bit. Windswept shallow shorelines still seem to be the spots to look for. Crankbaits and jigs tipped with a twister tail are solid producers here.

Courtesy of Johnny Candle: http://www.johnniecandle.com/


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