Tis the season to be shallow!! Devils Lake has become world famous for the fantastic shallow water fishing that happens every spring/early summer. This is that special time of year! Pike are absolutely insane right now, big pike, small pike, and nice size pike are in the system in high numbers. We have walleyes too, of course! The walleye bite is getting better each and every day! The key is warm weather. We are projected to have more warm and sunny days which should really get things going.
Key areas to fish right now include: rock piles, flooded roads, weed beds, cattails, and flooded trees. Seems like the warmest water has the newest vegetation, which has the bugs, bait, etc., which brings the dandy walleyes and feisty pike into feed. Best baits include jig/plastic combos and cranks. Slip-bobbers can produce as well!!
Please remember to practice catch and release on the bigger fish! Good luck to all! It is time to get out and enjoy some great fishing, and weather with friends/family!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Tis the season to fish shallow!!! Pitching jigs/plastic combos, cranks, and slip bobber in the shallow water has been very good for pike with some dandy walleyes and bass too!
Look for the shallow water bite to get better and better as the water warms...best areas to fish: flooded trees,rocks,roads, and cattails. If you can find new growth, get ready, cause fish will be there!!
This is a special time of year and Devils Lake has become famous for the simple fact that you can catch pike,walleye, and bass all in water less than three feet deep. This is also a great time to connect with some of the true giants that swim in lake as they are shallow and hungry!!