Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Scoot

Devil's Lake Fishing Reports

Recommended Posts

Here's the regulation from the ND GNF:

A lure is defined as any man-made object comprised of metal, plastic, wood and other nonedible materials made or used to catch fish. A lure may not contain more than three hooks and the maximum distance between any hooks on a lure may not exceed 10 inches. A single hook may not include more than three points, barbed or otherwise.

Thanks for the report!

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey everyone, I'm going to devils lake this saturday thru the next saturday, will be targeting mainly walleye and white bass, I will be staying at the blue bill cabin on the far east bay. I havent been to devils lake in a couple years and usually stay at woodalnd's resort cause Kyle is really helpful, but is there good fishing to be had in the east bay? i've never fished it before, and if you see a blue alumacraft with a yamah, stop and say hi next week, thanks everyone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spent a couple days up on devils lake last week and found the fishing to be very good.We had 4 people in the boat so we decided to use slip bobbers.We found emerging cabbage weeds on windy shorelines in 8-9 feet of water on the outside edges of them.caught 14 nice walleyes the first day from 18-23 inches,and released a 27.5 that day also.fishing didnt get fast till the water reached 60 degrees about 6pm that night,many MANY northerens mixed in.

The next day the wind changed directions(complete opposite direction)and could not locate any weed beds on the windy shorelines in the same area,used bobbers and and fished off the edge of some flooded tree areas,6 walleys,more northerns with the size nicer on the walleys (20-24.5)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished yesterday after the cold front had moved through and boy did that kill the bite. We caught 9 pike and 0 walleye. We talked with 9 other boats and they caught 0 walleye too. I did see about 4 total walleye netted from groups fishing the trees. Brutal bite. If only we had been there the day before.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll be up on DL next weekend for our annual trip up. We usuaully do OK on the walleye and pike less than 5 lb., but I really want to hook into a bigger pike (10+lb). Any general tips on what to use or where to go for bigger pike would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Also, anyone know the current water temp on the main bay?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will be heading to devils lake on monday the 21st and was wondering how the bite was. Is this a bad time of the year to target perch or is it a waste of time? Not looking for specific spots just anything in general.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am also heading up to DL on the 21st, this will be my second trip this summer, Perch are going to be real tough to find and catch this time of year, but the good thing is walleyes should be pretty easy along with alot of northern and white bass. how long are you going for? Were are you going to be staying maybe we can see each other on the water and exchange info!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

selas: Will be there monday thru thursday. we are staying at Graham state park in the cabins. If you want you can email me l_ivers@hotmail.com. I have a red 1900 pro-v with a 100 mariner tiller. If you see it stop buy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fishing is hot up there right now. Stick with the windy shorelines and you should have no problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I got ta say is trees, bobbers, 8-12ft, leech. Seemed no matter were we went if we had this combination down we caught walleyes. Had a great time and caught way to many fish to count. Sort thru them and you got a nice meal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plain colored hooks of any color, as said before does not matter were on the lake as long as there is trees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey all,

Haven't been out to DL since May, but a couple buddies and I are heading up on Saturday. Just wondering if anyone has any general areas or patterns going right now to get a guy started out? Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wondering how the bite has been. Planning on hitting the lake on Friday, Sept. 4 with my Father-in-law. He hasn't been on DL since mid-July. Can walleyes still be caught in the trees on slip bobbers & leeches? Any general areas in particular one should start? Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks much!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

people were still fishing in the trees but werent catching much. alot of 7 inchers. I fished the drops away from the trees and did ok had to do alot of releaseing small fish. creel casino towers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished DL last weekend. On Friday all we did was jump tree to tree. Caught a bunch of small ones and few keepers. On Saturday we trolled spinners on a sunken road catching fish between 15 to 20 inches. We were able to limit out with three guys. Leeches or crawlers are a must. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks much for the input guys. I think my father-in-law wants to give the trees a try again, at least first thing in the morning. If that doesn't pan out, we may give spinners a try a little later in the morning.

Thanks again!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am trying to line up an ice fishing trip this year to Devils Lake. It will be my first time and am wondering where is a good location to stay? Would target both walleye and perch if that makes a difference. Would not need to be fancy as it would be a guys trip. Any tips on time of year or sections of the lake to try would be helpful as well since the lake isn't small....

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Uhhhhh... I for one am at a complete loss for words.
    • Here is a project for you when fishing gets slow.  
    • I've never been to Boone's but I would think that Ahlman's Gun Shop down by Waterville might be similar and another possible resource.
    • Was able to get out these last couple weeks a couple times to enjoy the waterfowl before most of them left for good. Surprisingly was able to find a couple sea ducks on back to back weekends. The harlequin was a first for me in MN and the Long Tail was the second of my life.  Young long tail days before this lake froze over. Hen Harlequin below the St. Cloud darn couple weeks ago. American blackduck - may have some slight mallard mixed in with it as I noticed some green on its head from certain angles. widgeon picture I liked the colors with. This was taken early November.  
    • Hey, I just started mine and did about 5 circles around the yard just to smell some exhaust!
    • Wow. That's like a dictionary.
    • I downloaded and printed the manual. Worth it. It does so many things it would take years to fumble through to find shortcuts and fine tune without it. 
    • Well, the package arrived yesterday and I got it put together last night. Overall impression compared to the lowrance is that this is by far a better unit.   Starting with the bag. The zippers and fabric are more heave duty and look to be able to stand up to much more use without problems.   The plastic holder- probably a wash between the two units but the HB has done some nice things with cord management that give it the nod. Also feels a bit more durable.   Now to the graph- I live the display. It looks more sharp and more professionally designed than lowrance and to be honest I like the look better that the marcum lx units as well. Just personal preference. The adjustments are more intuitive and overall after being a lowrance guy for a long time I can't find a single thing that lowrance did better.
    • Dude, it's ok shes not on here.  Save that for Facebook! 
  • Our Sponsors