05 2009 »

walleye and pike action has been excellent

Welcome waterfowl hunters to the Lake Region. With an excellent summer duck hatch action should be fast and furious. For those hunters looking to add some fishing to their trip, walleye and pike action has been excellent. Anglers are reporting good success at most of the bridges around the lake including the Mauvee bridge, Six Mile bridge, Hwy 57 & 20 bridges, and the Woods Rutten bridge. Other areas producing fish include the sunken roads of Pelican and the Flats, rocky points such as Haley’s Hump, Patience Point, Doc Hagens, Bird Island, the Ft. Totten/Cactus Point area, Five Crows, Foughty’s Point, and the far east part of East Devils Lake near the outlet to Stump. In these areas anglers are jigging with minnows, leeches, or crawlers; or running bottom bouncers with spinners. Some anglers are also trolling cranks such as jointed shads, wally divers, or salmo’s on the points and sunken roads as well.

Devils Lake also has some of the best shore fishing you’ll find anywhere. The bridges and the rip rapped highways near the Hwy 19/281 intersection, the bridge areas mentioned above, the north end of Creel off Hwy 19, and the area south of DL near Acorn Ridge all offer some excellent walleye fishing. Try using lindy rigs or jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, or crawlers. The best action tends to be in the morning and evening hours on the windy sides. Good Luck & Good Fishing!!!

Courtesy of Ed’s Bait Shop

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