Merry Christmas to All!!
update...Devils Lake built a solid layer of ice during the recent cold
snap!! Expect to find 6-18 inches of ice on the lake. We strongly
suggest lighter transportation such as: 4 wheeler, snowcat, UTV, or
Snobear for your travels around the lake. Some people have been out in
vehicles already; however, we do not recommend this. Look for best ice
in the back bays/shallower areas of the lake. Main lake/deeper water
areas will have the least amount of ice so use caution in these places.
As ice continues to grow and expand, look for ridges and cracks to form,
ALWAYS be very careful in these areas.
As for the
bite...it's been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Some of the shallower
bays are pretty stirred up from stronger winds that we had right before
freeze up. This makes the bite trickier as walleye, perch, and pike as
they have a more difficult time seeing your bait. The shallower bays
should heat up as water clarity improves!
We have had some perch
luck on the big lake and our guides are out looking and searching every
hump, point, flat, weed line, rock pile, etc. out there! We will find
them!! As always, make sure to have your Ion charged or auger full of
gas, as the name of the game is drilling and persistence!
really get going right after Christmas! We have a very busy winter
coming. If you are looking to get out and experience Devils Lake this
winter, give us a call and we will see if we can make it work!!
Have a great Christmas everyone!!
Bry's Guide Service