Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
muskybuck

Are the perch as big as

Recommended Posts

Back in 1987 I went with a few friends up to
Devils Lake (Christmas time) and after a couple days of searching we found the big ones. We caught all the perch we wanted that weighed between 1.5 to 2 pounds apiece. Are they still that big? By the way that was by far the wildest fishing experience I have ever had. Watching hundreds of people all chasing the same school of fish was something to see. I finally just sat down on my pail and watched. Of coarse the pail was full by then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

In a word...No.

In 1987 the lake was 30% the size it is now. The lake size was shrinking due to drought to 40,000 acres and the fish were concentrated into a small space and it was ridiculously easy to catch all the perch you wanted with no thought for the future.

Since you were here the lake is now over 125,000 acres. The lake has seen the fish pressure increase by 3 times. Over half the angler hours are from non-residents. Perch can roam all over the depths of the lake favoring 36-40 foot depth. That alone makes fishing a little more difficult.

If you haven't been here since 1987 you would not recognize it. If the dike didn't exsist, the city of Devils Lake would be under 20 foot of water.

------------------
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went last year and had a great time the majority of the perch were 1 - 1.5 pounds. The lake is huge..... A guide is a good idea if you haven't been there in awhile....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"[This message has been edited by Dano2 (edited 01-18-2003).]

[This message has been edited by Dano2 (edited 01-19-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Dano

I mentioned the statistic on the % of non-resident fisherman to show that Devils Lake is a destination location for fisherman to come to. People come from all across the country with the sole purpose to fish here. We are not just known as an excellent fishery to residents of North Dakota but attract fisherman from throughout the nation.

Just in case you thought I was bashing non-residents you are sadly mistaken and not very insightful. As you can see from my posts I am a fishing guide. A little more about me...I am a founding member of the Benson County Tourism Association. I am also a member of the North Dakota Guides Association. All of the aforementioned entities support unrestricted non-resident access to hunting and fishing in our state. The mere fact that I am a forum pro on fishing minnesota and field quesions on North Dakota on a HSOforum that is not directly tied to North Dakota should tell you something.

Another statistic...80% of my clientele pass through Minnesota on their way to Devils Lake.

------------------
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heh, Heh, your definetly right,
sorry.
I jump to conclusions too fast sometimes whenever I hear NR brought up,
I have to quit hanging out on that Nodakoutdoors forum.
Just waiting to see the results, and changes for the 2003 hunting season.
Sorry again.
Dano

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

If you get a chance this summer, come on over the west end of Devils Lake to Minnewaukan. WE are a little town of 375 people who LOVE resident and non-resident fisherman and hunters.

I have been told many times the the North Dakota directed websites are getting very sickening with the non res debate. I assure all of you that we won't let this forum get booged down in that. I may interject things through the back door from time to time in my responses. smile.gif

I am taking a day off work on Thursday to lobby for NO non-resident waterfowl liscence caps. The vast majority of us up in this part of the state welcome out of staters and non-locals and are lobbying for that postion. Our wonderful NDGF Director was told by farmers up here at a meeting that they will post there land to exclude resident hunters.

------------------
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Kevin, I,m glad to see that someone is thinking about the non-residents. We wanted to come up last fall for waterfowl and fishing, but the new regs put a damper on it. One of the websites I read blamed out-of-staters for almost all the hunting and fishing troubles that exist. It almost sounded like send us your money and then stay home. Believe me, if you saw me shoot, you'd know I'm not going to hurt your duck population too much. I've enjoyed every time I've visited ND for fishing, including the time my bottle of brandy froze while sitting on the ice. Just a mite nippy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Kevin, My older brother and I have made several winter trips to Devil's Lake and everyone we've dealt with there has been friendly and helpful. Unlike some tourist places, you guys understand that tourist business means money to the local economy. If we just wanted to catch limits of fish to put in a freezer, we could do it a lot closer to home. Here in Tonka I have several lakes within a few miles. We come to DL looking to put a big perch on the wall, and DL is one of the most likely places to do that. I'm glad to see your state has finally cut the limit. It took Minn. too long to do that and perch fishing took a hit that will take a long time to recover from.
A fun part of the trips there is Ed,s Bait. After seeing everything they offer, if they had bunks a guy could live there. It should be required by law that every town in the country build a place like that.

Share this post


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



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I fish a big reservoir that goes as deep as 140 I believe and we do a bit of trolling over the deep parts of the lake.  In fact at night you can troll and your graph will be littered with fish in the 20-50ft range starting over 70ft of water but if you go to 60ft depth range your graph will be empty. Once the deep darkness of night falls those same fish will show 30-70ft deep on the graph suspending over 140ft of water.   We seem to mostly catch walleyes out of this group of fish and rarely catch anything else.
    • These feeders are only partially blackbird proof, as they can still poke their heads in and peck at the food a little bit. I don’t use the suet one much, because only downy woodpeckers can fit in there. 
    • This feeder is blackbird proof for the sole purpose that only woodpeckers and nuthatches can eat upside down. I purposely angle it this way so it’s easier for the pileated woodpeckers to hang on.
    • It only takes about 5 Mb/s to stream a HD movie.   I'm guessing you have some sort of interference going on.   Inadequate BW shows up as buffering....   Or the Roku is going bad.   I have had a couple of them do that, including a roku stick.      My money is on roku device being bad.   If you have a chromecast, does that work better?   
    • Milwaukee Fishing Eezy Peezy! By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing Report 6/24/2019 Hello all, thank you for reading my reports. Joe, Laura and Jonathan Wolf from Mansfield Texas had fair weather and a multi species catch on a beautiful day on Lake Michigan. I enjoyed the opportunity to fish with them. Join us in Milwaukee! To get my fish reports and how to videos first go to http://www.jimhirt.com By subscribing you will keep ahead of the other anglers. When I post you will get it fast! Action is steady and all species are active. The water is still 50 degrees on top. This has made for easy presentation to fish. As long as this continues anglers will have success don’t miss out. Good weather and lake conditions will fill the cooler in the future. The water is warming up near shore and that area is slow. There are pods of forage from 70 feet and out to 200. The recent changes has brought many Chinooks and Coho in. Most of the fish came from the top to the bottom. Our best presentations are Church Walleye planer boards with 150 and 225 copper running 40 to 65 down and downriggers 80 to 120 feet down. Flasher and Bull Frog flies or 100 foot leads on Reaper magnum spoons on downriggers have been the best producers. Reaper magnum spoons are sold at http://www.badgertackle.com with free shipping. Our best boat speed was 2.0 mph. Wire Divers are producing very well set to #2 with 130 feet of line out. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing!! Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters. He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at http://www.bluemaxcharters.com Copyright© 2019, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved. Fish,report,salmon,lake,michigan,Milwaukee
    • Well, after two and a half hours on the phone with Netgear and Comcast I have no resolution.  Comcast is coming out to the house on Wednesday to see what the problem is.  I am on the 150 mbs plan and I still only get around 30 on a speed test.  Even when I wire directly to the router the performance is the same.  I may upgrade to the Roku Ultra as well.
    • The speeds that you show are enough for streaming, the roku stick is not their best streaming device. I use Roku 3 and used to have your bandwidth with no problem.
    • fishingstar 4th win with 319pts. 2--Fishing_Novice             314 3--mnwildman                   304 4--Juneau4                        283 5--BlackLundProV            279 6--gregg52                         268 7--icefishinnut                   218 _____________________________________________________ Seasons totals 1--Juneau4                       4635 2--Fishing_Novice           4490 3--gregg52                        4462 4--mnwildman                 4423 5--icefishinnut                 4387 6--BlackLundProV           4371 7--fishingstar                   4309   Chicago is the next stop 🏁
    • nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • The greenhouse experiment this year has paid off for me. I got to plant about a month earlier than I usually do.
×
×
  • Create New...