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Fishing Devils lake for the first time!!

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Hi, We're coming from Mankato to Devils Lake the 2nd weekend in Feb. and was wondering if anyone had any tips for some first timers! We have all the stuff, Augers, Vexilars and underwater cameras... just wondering are those big perch hardto find?

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Of course they're hard to find! Devils Lake is 135,000 acres of water, 40 miles long! smile.gif

You'll need all the things you mentioned. I'd leave out the video though. To find the fish, you'll have to drill too many holes to have the time to set-up your camera. Use the camera once you find the fish to see how they approach your lure. Keep your on the Vexilar. If you don't mark fish in 10 minutes move.

Everyone in your party should have a Vexilar. Folks without will scare more fish than they'll ever catch. Jigging spooks em, especially when they are looking at your bait.

Don't dig your houses in. Don't use tip-ups. Don't clean your holes. Troll with your pick-up. Be mobile, mobile, mobile

When searching for fish, we fish out of our pick-up door. Drill one hole you can reach with your arm out the door. Put the Vexilar on the floor and the transducer in the hole. Give it ten.

As far as lures go, use anything with a dropper of about 2-4 inches. Start with a minnow head. Use a perch eye once you catch one. Keep your eye on the bottom line of your vexilar. The fish will appear off the bottom coming out of the red. Keep your bait still. Experiment with raising and lowering the bait in their face until they hit it or are spooked.

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Kevin Neve's Devils Lake Guide Service
fishingminnesota.com/kevin-neve-guiding/
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 701-473-5411 or 701-351-4989
Minnewaukan ND

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Thanks Kevin for your advice, really looking forward to coming up! We're staying at the casino, thought that was kinda centralized location and if fishing sucks we'll go gambling! Keep up your reports for the area, they're great and always looking for reports on where they're biting!

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I heard a report that real small walleyes were hitting just below the casino. Kinda by the marina entrance.

I'm from Albert Lea. Graduated in 77 when we had some good football teams. Not like today.

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Kevin Neve's Devils Lake Guide Service
fishingminnesota.com/kevin-neve-guiding/
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 701-473-5411 or 701-351-4989
Minnewaukan ND

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