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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Devils Lake Report

Merry Christmas to All!!

Ice conditions 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!

We 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