NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND fishing is BIG in Devils Lake region
By:Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau
Without this lake and what it offers, this town would be dead; a very boring town, exclaimed Jon Dircks of Eds Bait Shop in Devils Lake, ND.... Posted on 1/21/13 at 11:58 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Grand Marais angler goes west and wins
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STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS Devil's Lake amazes
This basin lake, if you've lived in a cave the last 20 years or so, has grown threefold and swallowed up much in the way of farmland, structures, roads, towns,etc. The struggle with the rising water c... Posted on 6/2/10 at 10:30 AM
These are good times for perch anglers on Devils Lake if results from recent Game and Fish Department population surveys are any indication. There’s a lot of young perch coming down the pike — providing they can get past the pike, walleyes and any other hungry mouths that might want to gobble them up.
This time of year fishing and farming often converge as anglers flock to the coulees and ditches that flow into Devils Lake. They might not offer the most pristine settings, but that’s of little consequence to the pike and walleyes that run upstream to spawn.
A new indoor public fish-cleaning station now is open on Devils Lake. According to Suzie Kenner, executive director of the Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, the 20-foot-by-32-foot fish cleaning facility opened at 6 a.m. Jan. 19 and is located just south of Ed’s Bait Shop along state Highway 20.
Earlier this month, Roger Hollevoet called it a career, retiring as project leader of the federal agency’s Devils Lake Wetland Management District, a position that had dominated his life since June 1986.
Crankbaits or spinner-crawler rigs continue to produce walleyes in 30 to 32 feet of water from the Lighthouse Gap to Morris Point Gap and up to Garden Island. On the main-lake reefs, pink or gold jigs and spinners are a good bet for walleyes as well.
Anglers are pulling crankbaits, crawlers and jigging on the main basin in 29 to 32 feet of water and hooking walleyes. Pods of walleyes also are being found at the Lighthouse Gap and Morris Point Gap, west to Rocky Point and north to Garden Island.
Limits of walleyes continue to be taken with spinner rigs and crawlers in 30 to 32 feet of water in Big Traverse Bay. Anglers jigging and pulling crankbaits are finding schools of active walleyes scattered from the Lighthouse Gap to Rocky Point up to Garden Island.
Trolling crankbaits with downriggers, lead-core line or three-way rigs in deep water throughout the main-lake basin has produced excellent walleye action. Pulling a crawler and spinner around the reefs and structure also has produced limits of walleyes.
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