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Devils Lake (Overview) - Thursday, July 24, 2014
I'm going up to devils lake Saturday and Sunday to shore fish with some buddies. Where would be a good spot to catch some fish and what should we be using?
Devils Lake (Overview) - Saturday, July 19, 2014
By: on 07/22/2014 8:18 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Spent the last two weekends up to the big lake.  Hit pelly the first weekend and main lake, east bay, etc etc.   Bottom line those same 13 and under fish have not grown and you can catch them just about anywhere any depth.  We pulled in some 19s -- nothing greater than that.  We pulled spinners.   I will say last weekend the may fly (or whatever fly they have) hatch was on the east side.  Bite was affected -- however not that much -- you know those little gorgers they bite when they full.   Colors didn't matter -- but they did take a crawler better than gulp or leaches.  So if you want numbers and more numbers of 13 inch fish --- Devils lake is hot --- you have to sort through and you can catch some eaters. 
Devils Lake (Overview) - Friday, July 18, 2014
By: on 07/18/2014 07:52 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Headed to devils lake today, any resent reports?

Devils Lake (Overview) - Thursday, July 10, 2014
By: on 07/10/2014 4:53 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
will be fishing six mile bay end of next week,looking to catch some white bass if anyone has any areas to try and target,or something close to six mile.i know i can catch walleye and northerns but just trying to have fun catching something else.any help appreciated.
Devils Lake (Overview) - Thursday, July 10, 2014
By: on 07/10/2014 09:33 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Saturday the 5th, when it was hot, it took all day for 2 of us to catch our limit of nice eaters.  10-12 ft of water.  We fished New Mill, the old Grahams Island road, and Six Mile on the west side just south of the old road bed along the weeds.  Slow death rig did the best that day.   Tuesday evening we drifted from the Grahams Island road toward Doc Hagens pulling spinners and slow death rigs and had one of the best fishing days in a long time.  We caught fish on leeches, crawlers, and plastic worms. I think that night we could have hooked up some old shoe leather and caught fish.  Gold blades did the best.  Last night we went out and went to the same spot and rigged the same way.  Pulled our rigs instead of drifting because it started out calm.  Bright green worked a little better, but the bite was not nearly the same.  Lots of smalleyes and lots of shredded crawlers.  We worked anywhere from 9 to 14 feet.  Didn't keep limits but had a nice batch of eaters.

Good luck and have fun!

Black Tiger Bay - Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By: on 07/10/2014 09:15 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Fished Black Tiger Bay yesterday and used the launch off Hwy 20.  Buddy and I caught a 2-man limit of nice walleyes. Fish were from 14-18 inches.  Fish were caught using clown-colored #5 Shad Rap or bottom bouncing with silver or gold spinners tipped with a leech.  Fish were caught in 10-12 ft water along the weed edge.  Beautiful day to be on the water.
Devils Lake (Overview) - Monday, June 23, 2014
By: on 06/23/2014 10:44 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Where's a good place to fish off shore
Minnewaukan Flats - Sunday, June 22, 2014
By: on 06/22/2014 09:08 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Fished east side golden highway.    Action was hot.  Picked up 11 in about an hour.  

Pelican Lake (Devils Lake Inset) - Saturday, June 21, 2014
By: on 06/22/2014 06:38 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
First time on DL in 3 years, wish it wasn't so darn far. Tried pulling cranks early in 8 ft or so, picked up 1 nice walleye and a few pike. Switched to spinners in 13 ft with crawlers and soon figured we should have started that earlier and brought more crawlers. Green blades and short (2 ft) snells were the ticket. Caught 25 or so, kept 12 over 16, biggest was 19, before running out of crawlers and the sun came out. Action was over. Had  a great time, can't wait to come back.
Devils Lake (Overview) - Monday, June 2, 2014
By: on 06/02/2014 10:11 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
I was out at Devils Lake Thursday -Saturday. 30mph Wind was a problem on Thursday so the waves kept us confined to some pretty small areas where fishing was slow unless you are targeting northern.

Picked up our limit on Friday with slip bobbers in 6-9ft of water in various bays and flooded timber. There are plenty of Northerns to be found in the shallows to steal your tackle while you are waiting on the eyes. 

Saturday we found our limit of walleye stacked in 28ft of water. We pulled most of those with spinners, but jigging and slip bobbers worked as well. All fish were nice 16-18". Every pass we were pulling out 1-2 walleyes. That is the fishing that I have been waiting for. I checked other areas of deeper water and only saw them in one spot.

East Bay - Monday, June 2, 2014
By: on 06/02/2014 10:09 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Saturday turned out to be a great day on the water. Flat calm but the fish didn't seem to mind. Did very well with a leech under a slip bobber in 4-7fow on the east side of the lake. Keeping the leech well off the bottom seemed to be the ticket. If we were in 7fow we were a good 3ft off the bottom. Actually had a few fish swirl at the surface right before they took the leech so I don't think you can fish too shallow right now. Took about 3.5 hrs to pull a 2 man limit so it wasn't fast and furious but the fish we caught were all real nice 17-22 inchers. Water temp where we were fishing was about 61. Good luck to those that get out this week.
Devils Lake (Overview) - Saturday, May 24, 2014
By: on 05/27/2014 11:16 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Fished this weekend limited both days. Walleyes were aggressive. I thought the first one was a northern it kept pulling line. I 6-8ft of water trolling cranks, from 830 to 1000 I caught 5 walleye and 1 northern. From 1000 to 1200 I caught 15 white bass and 5 northern. Went to the same place next morning and caught 3 walleye from 830 to 930 then my wife called saying the camper didn't have hot water so I went in. After that was fixed I took my daughter out and we caught 25 white bass and 3 more walleye.
Devils Lake (Overview) - Thursday, May 22, 2014
By: on 05/22/2014 10:44 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
The spring bite is on.  Devils Lake has been fishing really well so far for our guides.  We are finding water temperature hanging around the mid fifties this week.  A lot of nice walleyes getting caught with most of the fish coming out of four to seven feet of water.  Most of the fish are getting caught with slip bobbers and leeches.  We are also starting to pick up fish by casting crankbaits and soft plastics like Mimic Minnows. Shallow protected bays with warmer water temps have been the ticket. 

 

We are getting into full gear now and have a great summer ahead of us so we are looking forward to seeing many of you.  We do have some opening in the schedule so if you are planning on experiencing Devils Lake's finest fishing, contact our office at 701-662-6560.  Follow the action on our Facebook page for Mitchell's Guide Service, big fish are getting posted daily!  We offer some great packages through Woodland Resort with a awesome new menu and lunch plan.  We also have packages through Lakeview Lodge and also have a special room rate available at the Sleep Inn. tSleep Inn which is Devils Lake's newest hotel property.
Devils Lake (Overview) - Thursday, May 15, 2014
By: on 05/15/2014 10:08 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Can anyone give me an ice update? or maybe a solid guess of when we can boat a hundred percent of the lake. any info, is greatly appreciated! good luck fishing everyone and tight lines to you all!!!!!

Devils Lake (Overview) - Sunday, May 11, 2014
By: on 05/14/2014 08:37 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Fished coulees and bridges from shore Saturday, fished from a boat Sunday. Coulees were poor... bunch of people fishing for walleyes that are mostly out of there or non active, didn't see a walleye caught at 5 different coulee areas with tons of people and hours invested..  Churchs Ferry had violent northerns at the bridge and saw some walleyes...still slow. Then Sunday fished a warmer bay via boat 49 degrees, violent northerns again and 1-25" walleye and terrible fishing conditions with the wind and cold. Soon...
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