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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A good time to be a WALLEYE fisherman/person!!!

Wow are the walleyes on the chomp on Devils Lake, ND. We have had some of the best fishing of the year with walleyes as small as 6 inches all the way up to 30. No question the lake is very healthy with a variety of classes of fish being caught. We have caught fish on the west end, main lake, and east end of Devils Lake. The majority of our limits of fish are in the 15-19 inch class. Seems like 10-30 feet of water is the most consistent depths to work to catch the majority of fish. We have caught some fish shallower and deeper; however, it seems that the 10-30 is the most common.
Bottom bouncers and spinners have been by far the best way to cover water and find fish. They tend to move around a bit so bouncers are very effective for covering water. We have used slow death hooks as well with a third of a crawler. Vertical jigging and slip bobbers are also producing fish when you can get on the "X". We have also trolled cranks with success. Some anglers are finding success pulling cranks with leadcore in the deeper depths.
We are also catching some dandy jumbo perch as well. We catching them mixed in with the walleyes out in 20-30 feet of water. Pike fishing is more spotty; however, we have caught a lot of really nice pike while fishing for walleyes out deep.

This is a great time of year to be on Devils Lake! Get out there and enjoy the great fishing and beautiful summer in North Dakota!!

Mark Bry

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