02 2009 »

What an incredible week of fishing!

Call in sick, lie to the wife, or bring her along! Do what ever it takes to get to Devils Lake and fish with Mitchell’s Guide Service right now. What an incredible week of fishing! Walleyes, Northern Pike, White Bass take your pick, it’s all happining on Devils Lake right now. Some of our guides are religiously slip bobbering the shallows and some of our other guides are religiously pitching crank baits. Both methods have been extremely successful this past week. The common denominator for success is shallow water back bays and follow the windy shorelines.

Slip bobbering with leaches placed 6 inches to 1 foot off the bottom in 5 to 8 feet of water along windward shorelines has been trick for bobber fishing. As far as casting crank baits, we are still pitching #5 Shad Raps and Countdowns and the No. 5 Salmo Hornets and #8F. Some of the hot colors have been bleak, fire tiger, perch, Chrome and blue with orange belly, bleeding hot olive, and hot mustard and fire minnow. Plastics have been working as well but the guys haven’t needed to use them this week the way the fish have been biting so aggressively.

The water temperatures are on the rise as well. The main parts of the lake are mostly 52 to 54 degrees with the back bays in that 58 to 60 degree range. This is why we are spending so much time in the back bays because the water is sometimes as much as 6 degrees warmer.

Bruce Bonzer of Mitchell’s Guide Service guided In-Fisherman Television with host Doug Stange as they shot a white bass segment. They really pounded them too. The white bass have not yet spawned but Bruce tells us they sure are schooled up and feeding heavily. Sounds like a lot of fun!

If you have ever wanted to fish Devils Lake now is the time to take advantage of this shallow water bite. You would be challenged to find another lake on the continent that is producing like Devils Lake is right now for both numbers and size. The Mitchell’s Guide Service Team of Guides is ready to show you what it’s all about. Gather up you family, friends, co-workers, who ever you can find, you won’t be disappointed. We would love to have you!

Good luck fishing!

Courtesy: Mitchell’s Guide Service

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