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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Devils Lake anglers continue to report excellent fishing in most all parts of the lake and about any way you want to fish.  While a lot of anglers continue to work the edges of weed beds in 8-12 feet of water with bottom bouncers and spinners, pitching or trolling cranks, or slip bobbering, local guide Mark Bry of Bry’s Guide Service says he’s been finding nice numbers of eating sized fish with some larger fish mixed in out in the deeper waters as well.  Mark and his guides have been working deeper rocky points and humps around the lake anywhere from 18 on out to 30+ feet of water.  In these areas Mark likes using bottom bouncers with brighter spinners in orange or chartreuse.  He’s working them a little slower (.8-1mph) than many anglers and has also had good luck with slow death style setups.  Once Mark finds fish he’ll often try jigging or slip bobbers as well.  And similar to last year, Mark and other anglers are also reporting some nice Devils Lake perch mixed in with the walleyes.  Living on the east end of Devils Lake, Mark’s been working mainly the East Bay, Black Tiger, and East Devils Lake section of the lake but they also go west some and are finding similar patterns to work there.  Some of the better areas for boating anglers continue to be Pelican Lake, the north shore and sunken 281 areas of the Flats, Howards Bay, Doc Hagens, the north end of Six Mile Bay, the Ft. Totten area, Concrete Bay near the casino, the storm sewer area, Penny and New Penny Bays, the south end of Black Tiger Bay, and East Devils Lake.  In these areas look for the outer edges of defined weed beds or work those deeper rocky points Mark mentioned. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The bite has been a lot of fun this past week on Devils Lake!! We have had great action for walleyes, bass, pike, and....JUMBO PERCH!! We have had some clients catch limits of them and they have been averaging 11-13 inches! What a great bonus it is when you get on an active school of Jumbos!
We have had a few clients decide to put a few of the 14 inch plus Jumbos on the wall.

As for what we are doing...We have really done a bit of everything. Our most consistent presentation has been a bottom bouncer tipped with a third of a crawler. We have also trolled cranks a bit with some solid results, and slip bobbered weed lines and that has also been productive. Best areas to fish include weed lines and any water in the 8-18 ft range. We have caught them really scattered all over and it seems like everyday is a bit different so keep covering water until you locate active fish.

Weather has been beautiful and the fish are cooperating, life is good here in Devils Lake!! Good luck to all!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Devils Lake Fishing Report

The bite remains good! Our best bites have been when we have a little wind, fish still bite when it is calm out;however, you just have to adjust with longer casts or fishing a bit deeper.
With the warmer weather look for weeds to continue to grow!! We are seeing more algae in the water which will help reduce the clarity. Traditionally, July and August are some of the best times to fish on Devils Lake. The water is warm and fish are active.
Fish the presentation that you prefer, they all will work. We have caught fish this past week casting, trolling, bobbering, and pulling spinners.

Summer is moving way to fast, if you want to get in on some of the action, give us a call!
Have a safe 4th of July everyone!!