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  
Fish Head

Devils Lake - Advice

Recommended Posts

Hey guys- I'm headed to Devils Lake for the first time ever Dec 21-22. Looking for 2 full days of fishing and 1 or 2 nights lodging. 2-4 guys and we don't have our own fish house...just bringing our rods and tackle, so we're looking for a house to fish in and lodging. I'm looking for the best fishing possible, but I'd rather save a little money on the lodging if we can. I would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the cheapest lodging is probably the Davis Motel. They have some rooms you can cook in too, most dog friendly motel ever although I know you won't bring dogs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Davis motel is a good place! the kitchens are nice and they come fully stocked. Beds arent the best but after fishing all day you should be able to sleep no problem!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used Ed's before. I was not impressed. It felt as though he was out fishing with his buddies, and we paid to tag along. He brought us to a community hole with people everywhere, drilled two holes for each client, and we sat there, not catching much of anything. It got to the point where I asked one of the people out there fishing if I could use their auger to drill holes, because he was off in the distance fishing with his buddies. I don't really want to say that fishing with him cost us fish, but it certainly didn't help us catch any.

He is an extremely nice guy and runs a great bait shop, I was just felt as if he put the minimum amount of effort possible in guiding us.

I should also mention this was a few years ago and he was just starting out. It could also be that he was used to people just happy to catch a few fish and not the "hole hopping, auger doesn't get set down until we find a huge active school" type of fisherman that me and my buddy happen to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ended up booking with Big John. Hopefully the fish will cooperate.

Thanks for the advice, and Happy Holidays!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Triclopyr is safe for lawn grass like bluegrass.  
    • Fishhousesupply.com in Buffalo MN
    • Nice win last night with Kepler & Schoop doing the heavy lifting. Some tough but good work done by the bullpen too.  Yanks beat the Indians as well.👍
    • Nice bag of fish there Duff!   I was out for about an hour and a half last night and managed 9 bites; 4 bass and 5 pike.  Only 1 bass and 2 pike made it to the boat though.  Horrible conversion rate.   The bite is still on reaction baits for me.  Buzz bait, spinner bait, rattle bait, jerk bait.  Nothing on plastic which is usually my go to.  It’s been weird with all the short bites lately.  I’ve had very few fish that have crushed the bait.  Earlier I figured it was a food thing - they were just too well fed.  I’m hoping that’s still the case cuz those bass have DEEP bodies on ‘em.  I’m starting to wonder though if the pressure is getting to them.  We’ve had a noticeable uptick of new fisher people in the area.   The side action: Had a couple turkeys glide by and up to their roost next to me about 10 minutes after watching a nice 10 pointer stand up out his bed.  Yawn, stretch, [PoorWordUsage] and watch me fish for bit before wandering off to feed.  Bad photo but better n nuthin.  
    • I like the walnut one.   Crack the shell, add some water, wrap it in a wet paper towel, it germinates, keep in a sunny area, and then they show these magic walnuts.     I think they left out about 15 years.  LOL.
    • Finally, had a decent day.......or shall I say hour. Last week was a bust, one 3ish fish in 4 hours. I target bigger fish, so just avoiding the skunk can be challenging some days.   Just let out the hound and had a smirk appear on my face, I see It's full moon out there. That always helps. Got out on the water at 3:00 today, missed 3 out of 4 bites right away.   Changed up my retrieval speed and cadence and it was on..........for a few minutes. All my action occurred within the first hour of my four hour stint.   4 cookie cutter bass....... 3.87 lb 3.94 lb 4.12 lb 4.16 lb   Spot on spot, the two 4's were back to back. I'm running cranks.   Good luck out there. The Fattening is coming up soon.    
    • Thanks guys I will look into them.
    • No but he knows how to PM me next time! 😉
    • No leftovers???🤔 leech was over wasn't he!😂
×
×
  • Create New...