July 10-16 Fishing Report

The Devils Lake Fishing Report for the week of July 10th to July 16. Brought to you by Mitchell’s Guide Service. The largest, most experienced, professional guide service serving the Devils Lake basin.

Another beautiful mid July week has come and gone. The midsummer peak of fishing is certainly in full swing as these beautiful photos of walleyes attest to. Once again this week our clients have made excellent catches of walleye including a number of absolute trophy fish. Devils Lake is continuing to impress as a fishery.

With literally thousands of fertile, forage producing acres and good sustainable natural walleye reproduction, the lake truly is one of the most amazing walleye factories in North America. Great fishing abounds for those who wish to unlock the secrets of Devil’s Lake. One of the best ways to get started doing just that is to hire Mitchell’s Guide Service to help show you the way. Our experienced guides are on the water daily and they have a good handle on what it takes to harvest quality, mature fish in this diverse system.

The Devils Lake basin is unique to itself and those who wish to bring tactics from home may be disappointed in both the numbers and the size of their catches. The hiring of a knowledgeable professional guide can help you get started in your search for successfully unlocking the secrets of this world-class walleye fishery. With our expanded staff of guides this year we are now capable of taking walk-in or short notice customers on guided trips.

At this moment the fish are not biting leeches, the leech bite is well over and the time has come to use night crawlers. Most people have been having success trolling spinners on ridge-lines from 15-25 feet. Gold and other reflective, warm colors have been showing great successes. Some fishermen and guides have been jigging over deep rock piles, anywhere from 25-30 feet, and have pulled out a few nice trophy fish.

When I say the fishing doesn’t get any better than this, it it really doesn’t. While we expect this great bite to continue through October, do yourself a favor and book a day on the water with Mitchell’s Guide Service right now. Give us a call at 701-662-5996 or contact us through fishdevilslake.net. The smart money says you won’t be disappointed.

Submitted by Pete Harsh / MR.TILLER

Edited by Josh White

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