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Devils Lake (Overview)

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    Devils Lake (Overview) - Friday, February 6, 2015
     February 5th

    Devils Lake has been producing some fish! The weather has turned a little bit cooler since last week but the fishing has stayed steady. Last weekend was the 31st Annual Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament and it was a huge success. There were plenty of fish caught during the 2.5 hours the tournament was held, and the biggest fish was a whopping 7.5 pound walleye!

    Perch fishing has remained steady. The same stays true as the report last week goes, the perch have been more active on the sunny days than the cloudy days. If you are willing to drill lots of holes and move around a bit you can get into some good schools of perch. It seems like you can sit at one hole and pull 4 or 5 fish out of that spot and then have to move on to another spot to catch 4 or 5 more. The depths have been pretty variable. Anywhere between 17-45 feet of water has been where we are finding perch.

    The walleye and pike bite is still steady too. Fishing transition points anywhere from 10-25 feet of water has been the ticket with the early morning and early evening walleye bites. Go shallow along shorelines for pike and you will have a fun time! There have also been some recent reports of some nice pike being caught and speared.

    Check out our local bait shops for some more information on what tackle and bait has been working the best. They are great at providing fisherman with good information to help them get on fish. Good luck to all the anglers this coming weekend!

    Devils Lake (Overview) - Thursday, January 29, 2015
     The fishing the past week has been good in Devils Lake. There has been some very nice weather that has allowed many people to focus on running around the ice trying to find the perch, and it looks like many people have been successful at doing so.

     


    It seems that the days when the sun is shinning the perch are on the prowl for food and are more apt to take your bait and lure. Cloudy days you have to really work your lure to get some commotion going and cause a little frenzy to trigger the perch. It also seems that if you mark just one perch on your sonar/flasher they are pretty lazy and won’t come up off the bottom but once you mark a couple it creates a little competition between the fish and they really start to get fired up.


     


    The walleye and pike fishing has been excellent too. Some stable weather really picked the walleye bite up, if you are looking for walleye the best times are usually the first couple of hours at first light and the last hour or two before sun down; Target areas with structure and transitional points. Pike fishing has been awesome and there have been a lot of reports of people getting into some good pike with running tip-ups.


     


    Some general areas to key in on have been Six Mile Bay, Doc Hagen’s, Ziebach’s Pass, and Swanson’s Point. Some hot lures have been the Buckshots and Tungsten lures. Color has been pretty variable but minnow heads and wax worms have been producing a lot of fish.


     


    As far as ice conditions go, we are sitting we just around 30 inches of ice on the lake. It won’t be long before people will need to start using extensions on their augers. There are still a few pressure ridges around but are easily avoidable by going the extra mile and taking the long way around them and not trying to cross them. Snow has been minimal up here so access on and around the lake as been excellent. Good luck to everyone fishing this weekend and especially to everyone fishing the Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday!

    Devils Lake (Overview) - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-27 13:59:54 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     My self and a buddy are heading to DL for wed, thur, and fri. we are looking for some perch was hoping to get a starting point from someone if you would be so kind thank you.
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-27 09:58:52 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     I've not seen a walleye like this one before. Has anybody else caught something like this? http://kfgo.com/blogs/so-many-opinions-so-little-time/953/deformed-walleye-or-a-dorkfish/
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Friday, January 23, 2015
     Hey Everyone,

    Just updating everyone from last weekend Friday Jan 23, Saturday Jan 24, Sunday Jan 25. We went out and drill about i'd say around 250+ holes looking for walleys in Six Mile, North Six Mile,Mission Bay, Cactus Point, Grams Island, Mavuis Flats and even went to a smaller lake by town usual slam fish there and all I would do is mark, mark and mark. I probably went through everything in my tackle box twice. The only two lures that I would get a bite on was a green n white UV buckshot its the one that completely glows up tiped with a minnow head and a perch colored rip n rap. I had a dead stick next to me all weekend and never even got a peck on that. I feel like there is too much food out in DL right now all you see in the aqua  view are shrimp n little bugs swimming around everywhere or even when you drill holes shrimp are just flying up out of the holes im not a biologist by any means I'm just giving my personal opinion. Hopefully it will pick up this weekend gettin sick of looking at my aqua view and marcum seeing fish swim all around my hooks and fish not biting.  

    Devils Lake (Overview) - Friday, January 16, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-16 12:42:54 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Update on Devils Lake pressure ridge situation (apologies, never posted on a message board before): http://kfgo.com/blogs/so-many-opinions-so-little-time/953/devils-lake-officials-say-access-to-lake-is-good/
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Friday, January 16, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-16 12:40:25 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Update on Devils Lake pressure ridge situation. http://kfgo.com/blogs/so-many-opinions-so-little-time/953/devils-lake-officials-say-access-to-lake-is-good/
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
     It looks like fishing could heat this weekend with some warm weather in store for us! We have had some extremely variable weather the last few weeks but things are starting to look more stable now. Local bait shops have been hearing a lot of recent reports of some fish starting to be caught and the buzz for ice fishing is picking up.

     It looks like a nice warm up this week and into the weekend could be what just Mother Nature ordered to spark the bite here in Devils Lake. Fish are being caught but need a little extra coaxing into biting. Word around the local bait shops like Pete’s Bait Shop and Ed’s Bait Shop is that Swanson’s Point, Rocky Point, Doc Hagens, Ziebach Pass, Military Point, the North end of Six Mile Bay, and the West End of Stump Lake have been producing fish. The Northland Buckshot Minnow has been one of the hot lures. Tipping these with a minnow head, wax worm, and perch eyes has been the ticket! One tactic that has been proving to get the fish to react and bite has been bringing up the lure a good 3 feet off the bottom to trigger the fish.


    There are a few pressure ridges around the lake this year and most of the recent snow has blown off the lake making travel very easy on the lake right now. Use caution when traveling near pressure ridges as the ice is not always safe in these areas. One nice thing about Devils Lake being a large body of water is that there are always ways to get around these pressure ridges. Many people love to target the “Towers” area of the lake in the winter and the pressure ridges across Wolfords Bay and Creel Bay have made it tougher to get there. A lot of people have resorted to driving over to Grahams Island State Park and accessing the lake from there boat ramp and getting to the “Towers” that way. A couple of the major ridges to watch out for include the one across Creel Bay and Main Bay, the one across Wolfords Bay, Six Mile Bay and up in Pelican Lake.


    All of the local access points from the boat ramps have been cleared off and most of the lake is sitting with 24” of ice on it Anglers are now using vehicles to access the lake and move around on it. The access points that we clear off are Six Mile Bay Boat Ramp, Henegar Boat Ramp, the end of County Road 1, Lakewood Boat Ramp, Eastbay Boat Ramp, and the access point off of 82ave (behind Pops Bar). 


    Good luck to everyone this weekend and enjoy this warm up that is coming!

    Devils Lake (Overview) - Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-13 10:54:14 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    Devil's Lake fishing is DEAD!
    Fished 3 days solid.
    Day one conditions windy and cold: Stayed in Creel Bay.
    Tried North end, By the Country Club, and Military Point.
    2 walleyes under 10" at about 4pm
    Day two conditions calm and cold;
    sunrise to noon in front of Casino 
    1 walleye under 10" at about 8am
    noon to dusk moved to Minnewaken area:
    3 fish in 40 mintues between 3pm-4pm.
    Day three conditions: same as day 2:
    Minnewaken area:
    1 walleye under 10" around 8am.

    No perch what so ever. Fished 48' to 20'
    Drilled over 60 holes.
    Failed to mark fish on vexilar. (one all weekend)
    Fish were caught by ground pounding the spoon right on the bottom.
    Walleyes were in 20-30'- Deeper in main bay and Creel.


    Devils Lake (Overview) - Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-13 10:52:53 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    Devil's Lake fishing is DEAD!
    Fished 3 days solid.
    Day one conditions windy and cold: Stayed in Creel Bay.
    Tried North end, By the Country Club, and Military Point.
    2 walleyes under 10" at about 4pm
    Day two conditions calm and cold;
    sunrise to noon in front of Casino 
    1 walleye under 10" at about 8am
    noon to dusk moved to Minnewaken area:
    3 fish in 40 mintues between 3pm-4pm.
    Day three conditions: same as day 2:
    Minnewaken area:
    1 walleye under 10" around 8am.

    No perch what so ever. Fished 48' to 20'
    Drilled over 60 holes.
    Failed to mark fish on vexilar. (one all weekend)
    Fish were caught by ground pounding the spoon right on the bottom.
    Walleyes were in 20-30'- Deeper in main bay and Creel.



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