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protiller

1st timer to DL.....need help

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Some buddies and I are planning a trip to Devils Lake March 5,6 and 7. Any suggestions as to where to go would be greatly appreciated. Are there any resorts that plow roads? How about where to or not to stay for lodging?

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We have hired a plow to keep the trails open in the areas we have been fishing. The trails are for everyone to use and to help everyone get on fish a little easier. The only thing we ask is that you dont fish right on the trails so that you dont block the trails for everyone else. We have a couple of different options for lodging that you might want to look into. We have an apartment that sleeps up to four and costs $15 day per person and we also have a house that costs $100 day and sleeps up to six. Both of these have fully stocked kitchens so you can do your own cooking,off street parking and a heated fish cleaning station. For mosr info on these give us a call. Good luck fishing!

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Dosch Guide Service
DoschGuides.com
Phone: 701-662-4659
[email protected]
Devils Lake ND

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6 of us are also heading there that first weekend in March. I know it may be too early to tell should we bring 4 wheelers or plan on leaving them at home due to the snow depth?

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Right now you can plan on leaving your 4-wheelers at home. Recent warm weather has settled some the snow some and travel conditions are improving. Most areas you can get off the trails now and with warm temps forecasted for the next ten days things should only improve. Keep in touch when it gets closer to the time of your trip and hopefully I can help. Good Luck

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Dosch Guide Service
DoschGuides.com
Phone: 701-662-4659
[email protected]
Devils Lake ND

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    • That's interesting. I would believe fish gorge themselves then go a day or two without eating.  They probably don't eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and second dinner like I do!
    • If you're confined to the sleeper then your results are going to be hit or miss and your odds of a really epic day aren't very good.  You'll probably catch some fish in the sleeper but I have yet to experience a truly great day by just staying in the sleeper.     Like others have said Cookies on Red Lake is a good option.  I've stayed with him before and he moved the house for us on Saturday afternoon when we only had a handful of fish by then.  The bite didn't pick up substantially with the move but its nice to know the guy is doing everything he can to give you a good trip.   I haven't stayed with Johnny P at Red Lake Remote but I've heard nothing but good things.    I think if you explained your experience to any of those guys they'll do their very best to give you an epic day but of course they can only do so much.   Do you usually come up with a bunch of other people or by yourself?  Maybe there is a way to get you out in a more mobile set up where you can go punch a bunch of holes and go find the fish.  From my experience there really isn't a trick to fishing Red Lake its all about moving around drilling lots of holes until you get on them.   Just find a spot without anyone else around and start drilling.  
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    • Plan on an archery tag again this spring.  Only Minnesota, hope to someday hunt a Merriams somewhere.
    • not sure how accurate this is, but i read once that a fish will eat its weight once every 3 days????????????
    • I was at Cabelas over the weekend and they had a sign at the fish tanks with the feeding schedule. They only feed them 3 times a week, and there are some really nice sunnies and crappies in those tanks. Made me wonder how often fish actually eat. Also gave me a great excuse for all those times I go out and get skunked.
    • As Leech said, I would contact Johnny P with Red Lake Remotes. He used to post a lot on this site and seemed to know the lake like the back of his hand. He started a few years ago with just portable houses in order to go "remote" but now has sleeper houses.  
    • try some bigger baits that rattle and glow or are really flashy. Something like a rippin rap,  chubby darter, clam time bomb or other big lures that make a lot of noise or have lots of beads or something that rattles to make noise. rip them high in the water until you call in fish and then jig less aggressively when fish come in closer.     Are you going to catch fish on them, maybe not but they will draw in fish to your area hopefully you can entice them to bite on your other rod. or once you call them in, switch to a smaller presentation.   the other thing is try to target different areas of the water column. not all walleyes feed right on the bottom. the more aggressive and bigger walleye might be right below the ice or suspended up from the bottom.
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