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Monday, August 15, 2016

Persistence is the key...

The bite continues to be very on Devils Lake North Dakota. It seems like every day is a bit different as far as the location of fish. Some days there as shallow is 4 feet and other days there as deep as 30 feet. Without a doubt the most important thing to do on Devils Lake, North Dakota right now is to cover water and keep working till you find that active pocket. Trolling crank baits pulling bottom bouncers and spinners are great ways to cover water and  find those pockets. Some of our best colors for crank baits have been perch, fire tiger, and pink and purple. For spinners a hammered gold, silver, pink, and chartreuse have been very good.
As the days of summer start to get numbered, don't forget that we still have fantastic fishing in the fall on Devils Lake with the chances for nicer fish always present. Often, as we enter fall we catch some of our largest fish of the year.
If you'd like to have a fantastic fishing experience please contact us at 701-739-0161 or email us at brysguideservice@gmail.com

Good luck to all!
Mark Bry

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dog days equal hot fishing on Devils Lake!!

The walleyes on Devils Lake are really on the feed of late. There are many class sizes of fish being caught on the lake right now, and it is very probable to catch a limit of 15-20 inch walleyes. During this time of year there are many areas of the lake where there is a lot of bait (shrimp, minnows, young of the year fish, bug hatches, etc). So cover water until you locate the active pocket of feeding fish. The old shoreline has been very good (22-26ft) and we have also had great action fishing in shallower areas (10-18ft).
Seems like everyday the bite is a bit different, so just cover water until you find them.
Best presentations have been bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with a crawler, vertical jigging with a crawler, or trolling cranks. Use hammered gold, silver, pink, or chartreuse spinners or jigs for colors.
Pike action is spotty but we are catching a few in with the walleyes. Bass fishing is good in shallow along rip rap or along weed lines.
As summer starts to drift away, make sure to get out and enjoy the great weather and action!!
Mark Bry

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The lake is "on"!!

The bite has been very good at Devils Lake, ND this past week!
Walleyes are being caught as shallow as 5 ft and as deep as 28ft. We are mainly pulling live bait with bottom bouncers and spinners. Hammered gold, silver, pink, and purple have been very good colors, we are using a third of a crawler go best results. Slip bobber fishing and vertical jigging has also been fantastic, seems like the top of humps, points, and the edges of the weed lines have produced the best action. Some of our guides are also trolling cranks in 10-16 ft and doing well.
Pike fishing has slowed a bit; however, we have caught a few dandies while fishing for walleyes. 
Bass have been more spotty, but it seems like the rip rap shorelines are holding the majority of bass.
Good luck to all, This is certainly a time to get out with friends and family and enjoy some great fishing!!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Lots of options...

This is the time of year of options, we are catching fish as shallow 2 ft and as deep as 26 ft. We are catching fish pitching, bobbering, pulling spinners, and cranks.
Lots of 13-18 inch walleyes are cooperating which makes the days a lot of fun! When we are using live bait we tend to use leeches and a third of a crawler. Jig/plastic combos and cranks pitched in the shallows are producing well when you have a bit of wind. The bottom line is you can fish the way that you want to fish cause pretty much all presentations are producing!

Enjoy these summer days boys and girls!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Everyday is a little different...

There are a few different bites going on right now in Devils Lake, we are still finding fish shallow in 3 to 5 feet of water. They're also more fish being caught in 7 to 12 feet of water. As water temperatures continue to rise look for more fish to be in deeper depths.
Look for water with a bit of algae and color to it avoid clear water areas.
We are fisging the far northwest corner of Devils Lake all the way to eastern end.
Majority of our best bites or on wind driven shorelines.
Walleyes, Pike, and white bass are all being caught in the shallows.
Good luck to all!


Thursday, June 2, 2016

More areas are producing!!

Devils Lake action is improving to more areas each week! We are still catching lots of fish in 3-5 ft of water, however, the bite is spreading to more areas and more fish are even being caught deeper (6-12ft).
Pitching jig/plastic combos or cranks has been very effective. We have also done well with bobbers and leeches.
Some fish are also starting to be caught with bouncers and spinners and trolling cranks.
Still look for fish in the back bays and look for warm water with a bit of color, wind will help on most shorelines. 
Good luck to all!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Devils Lake action....

Shallow is the word on Devils Lake, ND!!
One constant with Devils Lake is change, seems the lake is either going up a few feet or down a few, depending on the year. Traditional "hot spots" might be located in different areas as the lake is down over three feet from last year. There are still plenty of places to catch them, but it is important to find the following:
-warm water, the warmer the better, we have water in the low to mid 50's in places, with some areas in the low 60's.
-the right color of water, if it is crystal clear you will have a difficult time catching fish as they tend to spoke from the boat easier.
-flooded catails, trees, rocks, etc. this looks much different from last year because many of the catails are out of the water. Without cover, you are not going to find the numbers of fish you want!
-fish the longest shallowest bays you can find, these are always the warmest!
Remember that shore fishing is often fantastic this time of year as well, try to fish the afternoons and evenings.
Pike are every cast in places, so make sure to bring leaders and some tape for your fingers!
Jig/ plastic combos have produced the best results!
Good luck to all!!