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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring time is here!!!

We are getting closer to being ice free in Devils Lake! More wind and sun and ice will really start to disappear!
As for fishing...most anglers are fishing from shore or in smaller boats. Bridges, channels, and culverts are all places to try. Jigs and plastic combos, leeches with Lindy-rigs, and slip-bobbers are all presentations that can and will produce walleyes and pike!
Also, the Sheyenne river is starting to produce some fish as well! Work below the dams, or deeper pools. Seems like the late afternoon/early evening bite is the most productive.
Good luck to all!!
Also, make sure to stop out to the Boat Show at the Burdick Arena in Devils Lake this weekend!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Time to start thinking open water fishing..,

It has been a very busy and successful winter!! All of the guides at Bry's Guide Service, The Fish Rehab, and Ackerman Acres would like to say thank you for allowing us to help you catch some fish, hang out with friends and family, and to enjoy the adventure that Devils Lake offers day in and day out.

With the warmer than usual temps,the ice really has begun to deteriorate the last few days. The temps will even be warmer this weekend, because of these factors, we have decided to cancel the remaining trips for this ice season.
Safety is number one, and we feel like the ice is just to unpredictable at this point. Also, we want to give all of our clients the best experience possible, with the ice being spotty in many areas, it really limits where we can go.
We advise only walking out or not fishing at all as the ice is changing by the hour.

So, it is time to think spring!! Shore fishing, ducks and geese coming back home, getting the boats ready...
Be sure to let us know if we can help you build your spring/summer fishing/lodging trip to Devils Lake!!

Thanks Again!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Last ice is upon us...

The bite on Devils Lake of late has been a bit hit and miss. We have found perch in all locations of the lake, the trick is finding larger active schools. We have caught perch in 20-50 ft. So the same tactic we've used all winter, drill,drill,drill.
Walleyes are most active early in the morning, we have had some afternoon/evening flurries as well.
Pike fishing has been good in the shallower bays with tip-ups or jigging aggressive lures.
As for the ice, we are really encouraging caution to all anglers. Ice is still good as I'm writing this post;however, we are scheduled to have 40-50 degree days in the near future. We would not suggest driving trucks once this warmer weather arrives as to much can change from hour to hour.
Be safe and feel free to call or email us with questions about fishing and the ice.