Quick question for all who fish devils lake on a regular basis. If I were to hire a guided trip through perch patrol for the simple reason I'd like to get my father and grandfather on some fish since my grandfather is getting old and might be his last time ice fishing with me... is it better to fish with them early ice, mid winter or late ice. Keep in mind that my grandfather will not walk out on anything under a foot so i can't do like first ice. Not looking for a spot, just looking for advice as a whole. Thanks
Devils Lake (Overview)
Even though there have been very few reports posted to this page in quite some time, there are still some folks fishing Devils Lake. I was out Sunday 10-11-15 in the morning for a few hours and got my limit of eyes. I was well off the lake before the wind picked up. I was fishing in about 16-18 pulling crawlers on one rig and gulp minnow on another. Got my five in a little over 3 hours. The last two were a double which is fun and frustrating when you are out alone. Still using hammered gold.
On Friday the 3rd we started up in the New Mil area with slip bobbers and leeches, in water ranging from 9-14 feet. We ended up with a limit of fish in the 15-17" range with 1 C&R 25" Walleye.
On Saturday the 4th of July we changed it up and went into Pelican where we pulled spinners along a road at roughly 10 feet of water. We fished for 2 hours and had our 3 man limit of 18-22" fish.
We attempted to troll and pitch cranks but that yielded northern after northern, once we slowed the presentation down and switched to live bait the Walleyes bit fast.
My son & I fished 6/19 thru 6/21. The fishing was great, nothing big but lots of action. We fished out of Grahams Island and went west from there. We spent 5 to 6 hrs a day fishing and averaged 80 to 100 walleyes a day. Most fish were 13 to 15" with a few 17" mixed in. Had to sort thru a lot of fish to keep decent eaters. The first day we used slip bobbers on the humps in 14' to 21' of water using leeches. The second and third day we mostly pulled spinners with leeches and crawlers in 14' to 18' of water and caught a little larger average size.
Fish again this weekend on the west end of the lake and never had a problem getting the fish to bite. Had our limit both day in under two hours. Talked to some others who said they struggled.
We fished six mile bay from 10:14 a.m. to 5:15 a.m. on 6/4/15. Tried both deep water and shallow bays from the Hwy 2 bridge to all the way to the Hwy 19 bridge.
From when we went there two weekends ago, the Pelican Lake landing was like a foot deep, no one was putting in there. We went to Graham's island and drove up to Pelican. Did very well pitching cranks.
Sorry not a report, just planning a trip to fish Pelican Lake this weekend and curious to where a guy can put his boat in? I seen a topic a few weeks ago on it and can no longer find it. I've fished Devils Lake for years now and would like to try some new parts of the lake, thanks!
Fish are biting on west end of lake. Saturday we had our 25 eyes in two hours. Sunday was three of us had our limit in hour and half. Monday had our fifteen in hour ten minutes. Fished 3 to 9 fow. Pitched cranks and slip bobbered.
I'm assuming DL fishing must be VERY slow right now. No one, including the bait shops, are taking the time to post fishing reports. Even the DL tourism site's last post was on April 30th !- not a good enticement to come join in the fun?