May 29th-June 5th Fishing Report

The Devils Lake Fishing Report for the week of May 29th to June 5th 2017. Brought to you by Mitchell’s Guide Service. The largest, most experienced and professional guide service serving the Devils Lake system.

Warmer temperatures are here! This last week’s surface temperatures in the Devils Lake Basin has risen to the low-to-mid 60s. Other than a couple of evening thunder boomers anglers fishing within this system saw stable weather, which resulted in great fishing.

Walleye of all sizes are now being caught. Quite a number of our guided groups caught and released larger female walleye this last week. Limits of good eater walleye in the 15 to 21 in range was and continues to be the standard. Reports of larger northern pike being caught in the 30 to 41 inch range were also fairly common by our guides. All in all it was an excellent week of fishing.

Favored presentations still put slip bobbers at the top. Some good catches were made on spinners and by trolling crankbaits. Pitching plastics continues to works well during active feeding periods. Devil’s Lake walleye are very fat and well-fed with the huge forage base this fishery offers.

June, July, and August offer some of the best fishing of the year and that is just beginning to unfold here. Something to keep in mind about fishing the Devils Lake system is when the summer Dog Days hit everywhere else and fishing slows down to a crawl, the bite at Devils Lake really fires up. Days above 90 degrees are rather uncommon here. Surface temperatures rarely exceed 75 degrees. Because of that June, July and August are excellent times to plan a Devils Lake fishing trip. We at Mitchell’s Guide Service will work hard to give you the kind of fishing vacation you deserve.

With many parts of the country putting further restrictions on what you can keep and what size fish you can keep, Devils Lake’s liberal possession limits allow for you to actually take fish home for those important family fish fries. The Devils Lake Basin is teeming with eater size walleye in the 15 to 21 inch range.

We are the largest Guide Service on Devil’s Lake and we cater to groups of all sizes. From two people looking for a day trip, to large family or corporate groups, we can help you with the lodging and the kind of guided fishing that will give you memories to will last lifetime. Give us a call at 701- 662-5996 or for more information contact us at fishdevilslake.net. We will work hard to see that you won’t be disappointed.

Submitted by Pete Harsh / MR.TILLER