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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day is upon us....

I know I always sound like a broken record this time of year, but it really seems like the summer just flew by. We had our busiest summer in the history of Bry's Guide Service!! We had such wonderful clients! It makes being a fishing guide a lot of fun!! We thank everyone for their business and a special thanks to the many of our clients that have been repeats for over ten years, so THANK YOU!!!!!

As for the fishing, it has been good but not great. There are days we really get them and their are days that way have to search a bit. Weather has been all over the place (no excuses) and I think there are a lot of different patterns going on between shallow and deeper bites. So basically fish can be caught just about anywhere right now.
So the absolute key right now is to cover water. Trolling cranks and pulling bottom bouncers and spinners is probably the most productive way to do so. Work weed edges( 10-14 ft) or the old shoreline (22-26 ft).

Current areas are always a good bet this time of year and they will get better and better as fall progresses. Vertical jigging live bait or thumping a jigging rap/blade bait is usually the most productive. Look for fall fishing to be solid again this year! With the number of fish in the lake right now, I don't know how it won't be excellent!

So Labor Day weekend is here, get out and enjoy some fishing, family, and fun on beautiful Devils Lake!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


The August bite continues on Devils Lake!  Not only has August provided us with some beautiful weather, it has also provided us with some great fishing.  We are covering lots of water on Devils Lake, trolling spinners and crank baits, dressed with 1/3 crawler, leech or plastic. We have been catching fish in that 17-26 foot depths, however, fish have been found in waters as shallow as 4 feet and as deep as 32. 
The name of the game is to cover water!! We are also getting some nice pike trolling along weed lines, some have been up to 40 inches! Bass are being caught, but you need to cover water. We have caught most of them along rip rap shorelines. We have even had some dandy perch mixed in with our walleyes as well! 
 Make sure to get out on the water before the summer is over.  Lots of fun, sun and fish to be had!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This lake is on fire!!!


If you haven't had a chance to fish Devils Lake this year for whatever reason...this is definitely the time to make sure you get out here!
Time seems to fly and we are already approaching fall. Kids will be back in school soon, the harvest is right around the corner, etc. Get out here! Weather has been great and the fishing has been super!

We are doing our best covering water. Seems like walleyes can be in 9-30 feet of water. We are usually in that 18-25 ft range, but we will fish deeper or shallower, we just adjust to where we are getting the best action. Without a doubt the best way to catch fish is pulling a bottom bouncer with a spinner. A third of a crawler, leech, or plastic will all produce fish! Trolling cranks can be fantastic as well. Berkley Flickershads or Salmo Hornets have been the ticket!
Jigging and bobbering is still very good, the key is to find that active pocket, so do a bit of searching!
We are catching some dandy pike mixed in with our walleyes. We are not catching large numbers, but they are averaging between 5-15 pounds!! The bass are also out deeper and we catching them mixed in with the walleyes. Seems like everyday we catch a few perch as well!
It is fun when you never know what is going to bite next...

Again, summer is really starting to slip away. Come fish from shore, go with a buddy that has a boat, or give us a call, Devils Lake is fishing so well right now!!

Mark Bry
701 739-0161