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The PWT is finishing their ournament on Devils Lake today. Bruce Samson is leading after two days with over 50 pounds. Many fine fish are being caught with most successfully released. The boats are widely dispersed and the pros are being closed mouthed as to exactly where and how they are finding success, but the fish are definitely being found. Steve Haynes (who is staying here at Spirit Water) is doing very well. He may well be rookie of the year and gain a championship finals berth. His wife is coming over from Duluth to share in the festivities. My local buddy Cory Anderson is standing tall as well. Yesterday's highlight gpoe to Alan Freidig my friend and real estate agent from Devil's Lake. He brought to boat a lifetime best Northern Pike measuring just under 50" very likely well over 30 pounds. And he released it to cruise the flats some more. Wow!!!

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Bruce Samson held on to win the PWT here on Devils Lake with a 18 fish 84.5# catch. This is Bruce's second win on the lake.

What catches my eye is the vast number of presentations that were successful from 4 to 30 feet deep. Deep trolling, shallow trolling, bottom bouncing leeches, pitching split-shot, jigs and cranks, slip bobbering, vertical jigging, spinners, lindy rigging... all had varying degrees of success. It goes to show you that Devils Lake is a very healthy and productive fishery. One that definitly should be tried by all dedicated fisherpeople.

A 6 fish daily bag of of 2-3 pound fish was an average catch with several over 20 to 30 pounds a day coming in.

Thanks to all those, both pro and amatuer who visited our communities this week.

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