We were in the Devils Lake area last Thursday-Monday. Hopefully, this information will be helpful.
We fished in front of the casino several times in 45-48 feet of water. The best bite was from 9-2 pm. Walleye and Perch. We caught one 26 inch walleye and some 12-14 inch perch. The big walleye was caught on a wax worm on a small tungsten lure, go figure. There was also a decent bite late afternoon. Early morning was dead.
We fished Pike two mornings on Pelican. We fished 6-10 feet of water. We had a party of 9 and limited out each day in 3-4 hours using tip ups. We have never fished Perch or Walleye on Pelican, but reports were strong on both during our stay.
We fished Lake Irvine on our final day. It was shallow water, 4-7 feet. From 10-4:30 we caught plenty of Pike on Walleye baits. Starting at 5:30, the Perch and Walleye started to bite. Large 12-14 inch Perch and 20+ inch Walleye with an occasional Pike to make it interesting. It is a big lake and we drove out 3+ miles and fished near old roads. Rumors were the ice was questionable. Most of the locals were using their ATVs. Make sure you mark your waypoint entrance if you are going to fish until dark. It was tricky getting off the lake.
Some members of our party fished Alice and caught some nice walleye, but the bite was slow. They also landed some decent Pike. Shallow water as well. Make sure you check the fishing regulations on Alice. Someone told us you can not leave fish on the ice, then need to be in a bucket. I am not sure if this is true or not.
This was our third consecutive year in the Devil's Lake area and the best year to date. Take your ice cleats. There is very little snow left on the lake.
I hope this helps. Good luck.