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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gort

Devils Lake reports from this past weekend?

12 posts in this topic

I'm heading up to DL for 3 days of fishing starting Thursday. Anyone have any recent luck? Any tips for an angler who has only fished DL a few times?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm also looking for any advice I can get about DL for this upcoming weekend (June 6,7, & 8). I have never fished the lake before. Any tips about fishing around Grahams Island would be appreciated...that's where we are staying. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately I don't have too much for you. Do a search in this forum though over the past 2 years and you'll find a wealth of information about what was and was not working this time last year.

Good Luck!

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fished june 1st and caught nothing but northerns maybe 20? I lost three crankbaits and got a couple more chewed up pretty bad. I tried everything for eyes, cranks it the shallows, trees, slip bobber with leech in trees, pulled spinners....nothing! I didn't see anyone else catching eyes either everyone at the bait station was cleaning northerns?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were up at Devils last Thurs-Saturday. We fought the wind each day. Thursday we managed only a few fish in the evening near the 57 bridge vertical jigging with leeches. Friday we did not even get out due to the high winds. Saturday we got blown around Pelican before fishing Grahams where we caught only northerns before settling in at the 57 bridge again in the evening where we ended up catching 25+ fish. Size was very good at the bridge compared to how it has been for us in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where is the 57 bridge?

We were also out there Thursday through Saturday in the wind. Thursday we ended up fishing from shore south of Minnewaukan due to the wind and did well. Friday fished the timber in sheltered areas and got a couple, but nothing much. Saturday was all over the west end of the lake - Winchester Island, Bluebill, Minnewaukan Road, etc, but only got a few. That night went back down south of Minnewaukan and they were on fire. The fish were not jumping in the boat like last year, but they could be had with a lot of searching and trying different techniques. Mostly though, it seemed to be the timing - just before dawn they'd turn on. Some in our group did well fishing slip bobbers in the timber, but our boat had the most luck with orange or red colored plugs near steap, rocky shorelines at dawn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Find warm water , we fished last week main lake was 54-58 degrees and no fish found a bay with 60-63 degrees and it was like every fish in the lake was in there ..... good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The fathead minnows are darkening up to spawn, fat as tics. So this will have an impact on them walleyes feeding habits. The warmer water bays makes a lot of good sense as that is likely where the bigger schools of fatheads will be.

Even though leeches are the top bait on DL they eat more minnows than anything else. Young perch and young white bass are high on the menu too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slip bobber, leech and trees, equal fish! + Windy side + "walleyeish" looking area = more fish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slip bobber, leech and trees, equal fish! + Windy side + "walleyeish" looking area = more fish

X2. You must fish wind blown shore lines & tree areas. Jigging, slip bobbing, and just letting the bait sit suspended on the bottom all work. Leeches are a must. Minnows are distant 2nd. Casting perch or white bass colored rapalas work too but can be slow. Time of day is also important. Watch for the wind directions and move around accordingly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • If I choose not to dig the horseradish, will it keep growing next year? 
    • That's funny, I was just looking at airplane tickets..... 
    • It could be said that Trump is actually a third party candidate, who is taking on the two establishment parties one at a time rather than both at once like Gary Johnson.      Sort of like a fight against two opponents.   Take out one first then fight the other.   Trump was pretty clearly not a part of the Republican Party establishment when he declared his candidacy.   He was opposed by all of the other candidates as well as the Party apparatus.    But now they have lost and are faced with losing their influence if they don't support the nominee.   Gary Johnson, on the other hand, chose to go the traditional third party route and take on the whole establishment at the same time, an endeavor that is doomed.  Even Ross Perot or Ralph Nader couldn't pull it off.   It was Trump who had the the insight to realize that he could inject himself into the cluster thing that was the Republican nominating process and with his money, media savvy, and recognition get the nomination.  That's how it has to be done these days.   And it may have been a unique opportunity.    Next time the Republicans will probably change their process to be rigged like the Dems did after the McGovern debacle, especially if Trump loses.    
    • that one got by me.  Missed the metasarcasm.
    • I have a couple of spots where scrapes are opened up every year by opening weekend bow in mid Sept, they aren't easy to find but they are out there.
    • I think it might would have worked better if that tree in the picture would have not fallen in front of the rub.   also I had a fair amount  of does and fawns check it and lick it. 
    • my brother said he didn't get one either with 2 preference points. I think its because he lives in packer land!!!!!!
    • Ha ha. Hope it pans out for ya! I have 2 points now, so perhaps I'm getting closer.  
    • As the week went on I wish I could say each day got better but it didn't, the entire group kept seeing the same 4x4 and 2 cows but could never get close enough for a shot, the bowhunters had a couple different zone options we didn't so they did some day trips to different areas but never saw anything the 65-75 degree temps no rain made for a very very tough hunt.  Toward the end of the week I decided to head to the area my father in-law and I saw the bull as I got closer to the area I couldn't find a way to drop down to the aspens where we were and I didn't want to retrace our route we made to get in there and I don't think I could have figured it out either so instead I sat in a area that was close and with lots of sign I figured maybe I will get lucky. I sat for about 5 hours without a sighting and the winds were getting strong so I figured I better get moving so I didn't get caught in the rain storm Was very cool to see the weather systems move over the mountains as I headed back the rain turned to a mist so I stopped at a small field we found early in the week with lots of sign and just sat till dark my only visitor had no I idea i was there got to about 15 feet from me. It was a great learning experience weather played a major factor and taught us some valuable lessons that's for sure, I can wait to go back but it will probably be a couple years now. 
    • sorry?????? I had 3 preference points!!!!!!!!
  • Our Sponsors