The fishing was great throughout July and August should produce more of the same. Many presentations continue to work great. Presentations include trolling both with cranks and spinners, slip bobbers, jigging, and lindy rigs. Both shore fishing and boat fishing have been producing great results. For best results when fishing from shore would be to target any of the bridges on Devils Lake. Whether it’s Six Mile Bay, Hwy 20 or 57, or one of the many other bridges, many anglers have found good luck fishing these areas. The best times to fish the bridges seems to be early morning or later in the evening, however you should still be able to get some fish during the middle of the day.
Fishing from boats continues to be exceptional! There is currently a healthy population of walleye ranging from 6 to 25+ inches, so make sure you have plenty of bait so you don’t run out when sorting through the smaller fish to get to the larger fish.
The bridges and towers have been really productive when jigging around them, especially on rock structure in about 15 to 20 feet of water. Pulling bottom bouncers with spinners has still been the number one technique that our guides from Mitchell’s Guide Service have been using, with cranks being a close second. The fish have not seemed to be too picky when it comes to color, however pink and white have been popular with spinners and hot steel and firetiger being popular with cranks.
Good areas to target include Six Mile Bay, the Minnewaukan Flats, the Golden Highway, and the Camp Grafton shoreline east of Military Point. Fishing west of highway 57, including East Bay and East Devils Lake have been just as hot as any other spots in the lake. The majority of fish are being caught in depths of 10 to 15 feet when trolling, but are not necessarily limited to those depths.
Some of the hottest fishing of the year is going on right now on Devils Lake. We still have some dates with Mitchell’s Guide Service throughout August and September if you want to get out and experience some great action. Whether you are an experienced fisherman looking to land a trophy of a life time, or just looking to take your family on an excellent fishing experience, now is the time to book your trip.
We have all of the tackle mentioned above along with some of the hottest colors that have been working well at the Woodland Resort bait shop.
We have many great dates open in August and September, so let one of our 11 guides take you out and experience some of the Midwest’s best walleye fishing this season with Mitchell’s Guide Service. Call our office at 701-662-6560 to make your reservations, or call Woodland Resort at 701-662-5996 book a lodging and fishing package to make your fishing experience as hassle free and productive as possible! Be sure to check out our websites and Facebook pages to keep up with the latest information.