North Dakota Fishing and Hunting Forum banner

Devils Lake Fishing Report

1375 Views 0 Replies 1 Participant Last post by  Ed's Bait
Perch fishing has improved this past week. Warm weather days have resulted in
better bites, but the bite tends to get tough when cold fronts come through.
The best areas this past week have been the Towers to Dome house area, Rocky
Point, out from Military Point, just off the trees in East Bay near the Camp
entrance, and the deeper parts in the south end of Black Tiger. Hali's,
forage minnows, small raps, spankers, and hanger rigs with ratso, ratfinkies,
or the smallest genz worms tipped with spikes, wax worms, or perch eyes
continue to work the best for perch. Anglers are reporting quite a few small
perch with some nicer perch mixed in. Anglers should move around to find the
nicer fish. Often moving only a short distance can make the difference.
Walleye fishing's finally been picking up as well. Mission Bay, Swanson's
Point, Walfords Bay, Bud Bay, the 57, 20, & Mauvee Bridge areas, Stromme
Addition, Foughty's Point, and the old sunken Flats road have been the better
spots. Many anglers are reporting their best success either in or just off the
flooded trees. For walleyes, anglers are using raps, nils masters, buckshot
rattle spoons, and rocker minnows tipped with minnow heads. The best bite
times are early morning and just before dusk. Pike fishing has been awesome in
a couple spots. Those being Pelican Lake and the Mauvee Coulee near Churches
Ferry. Try using smelt or herring with tip ups. Or, sonars or other blade
type baits. Many anglers have asked about ice conditions. There's quite a
bit of snow on the lake. However, the Lake Access Committee does an excellent
job of maintaining a trail system on the lake and with a 4x4 vehicle you can
still go most anywhere. Ice thickness is now getting to the point that
extensions are advisable. Don't forget to register that hawg walleye or jumbo
perch in our monthly big fish contest. Good Luck and Good
See less See more
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.