Again, I have said it before, but this is truly the best time of year to be in the Devils Lake area! Duck/goose hunting opens this weekend for residents. If you take a look at any of the sloughs, it doesn't take long to realize that there are ducks everywhere. Next weekend it is open to everyone!
There is grouse hunting, youth deer hunting, archery deer hunting, and there is still time for some fishing. Lots to do!
As for the fishing... It has been pretty good. Not unreal, but solid! Seems like we are getting our best action in the areas that are in or near current. The best aspect of this time of year is that there is always a chance at a very big walleye, pike, bass, or perch. There are lots of "young of the year" bait in the lake, so it is often a good idea to match the bait with a larger profile. Cranks, plastics, and jigging raps often catch bigger fish.
Also, do not forget rocks! There are rock piles all over lake, so look at yor lake chip or map. The old shorline (22-26ft) is full of rocks and gravel, so do not be afraid to go that depth.
It is always fun to be in the boat on a nice fall day in October/November! With a bit or work and persistence, you should be rewarded!!