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Devils Lake (Overview)

Devils Lake - Located just minutes from the city of Devils Lake, ND.
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    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.


    Devils Lake (Overview) - Monday, January 12, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-12 12:03:59 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Fishing was slow all day fished in 32ft in morning and evening moving to 42ft in afternoon and had 3 bites in deeper water but nothing heavy enough to set the hook. Caught 2 small walleyes in the morning and 8 walleyes in afternoon only able keep 2 of eating size all and all had a nice day on the ice only wish for better fishing. 
    Also on a side note when noon rolled around and the bite failed to exist I tooktime to walk around and socialize alittle only to bump into one of the woodland resorts guides, this guy refused to look me in the eye and had nothing but negative short and arrogant responses to everything I said. I understand that as a guide it gets annoying when people try and grill you for information but I was not I simply was asking question as to how the season was going and if anything was working better then anything else. I would defenently consider his attitude towards me if I were interested in renting a house in the future on tevils lake.
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Monday, January 12, 2015
    By: on 2015-01-12 11:58:47 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Fishing was slow all day fished in 32ft in morning and evening moving to 42ft in afternoon and had 3 bites in deeper water but nothing heavy enough to set the hook. Caught 2 small walleyes in the morning and 8 walleyes in afternoon only able keep 2 of eating size all and all had a nice day on the ice only wish for better fishing. 
    Also on a side note when noon rolled around and the bite failed to exist I tooktime to walk around and socialize alittle only to bump into one of the woodland resorts guides, this guy refused to look me in the eye and had nothing but negative short and arrogant responses to everything I said. I understand that as a guide it gets annoying when people try and grill you for information but I was not I simply was asking question as to how the season was going and if anything was working better then anything else. I would defenently consider his attitude towards me if I were interested in renting a house in the future on tevils lake.
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Monday, December 29, 2014
    By: on 2014-12-29 21:20:20 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Heading up Thurs to give er a go. Looking for Perch/Walleye. Probably be driving the car up to save gas money, so I'm assuming we'll be walking. We're a couple of old fellers, so within a half mile or so may be our limit. :( Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Will report back.Thanks in advance.
    Devils Lake (Overview) - Monday, December 29, 2014
    By: on 2014-12-29 13:46:36 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Fished in 12-16 feet of water. on east bay. Lots of little eyes. 

    Devils Lake (Overview) - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    By: on 2014-12-23 13:09:59 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    looking for somebody to put me into a general area to spearfish over the next weekend.  We will be targeting perch and walleyes but also want to try and stick some northerns if the bite is slow or we limit out.  Don't need any specific spot just a general area with decent water clarity and hopefully some action

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