It was a good week for everyone except the walleye. Fishing patterns and techniques have remained similar to the rest of the summer thus far. Working areas where the wind has been blowing into continues to be the key. Weed lines and flooded roads have been the main structures our guides from Mitchell’s Guide Service have been targeting. Depths have continued to range between 7 and 12 feet, with some people getting them in up to 15 feet of water.
Similar to previous fishing reports, bottom bouncers with spinners have generated the most success. The fish have not seemed to be picky when it comes to color. Our guides have been using everything from pink to green to gold to white, with them all catching nice fish. Try using regular 1 or 2 hook harnesses or even slow death hooks with crawlers, or just your regular spinners with leeches, plastics, and crawlers. When using this technique try running them with speeds between 1.2 and 1.6 mph.
Using slip bobbers in flooded timber and on the edge of weed beds continues to produce many nice fish even into mid to late July. The number one bait with slip bobbers continues to be leeches, however crawlers have also been working well. Crankbaits have producing many fish with either #5 Rapala or #4 Salmo hornets. Colors including perch, hot tiger, and firetiger have all been producing nice fish. Trying running your crankbaits between 2.1 and 2.5 mph in 7 to 15 feet of water.
Areas to target on Devils Lake The Cliffs in East Bay, Lost Jig, Doc Hagens, New Mill Bay, Six Mile Bay, and the Old Minnewaukan Road.
Shore fishing on Devils Lake has continued to be very good in the early morning and late evenings for anyone that is looking to put some lines in the water and catch some nice walleyes. Areas to target when fishing from shore include the Woods-Rutten Road, any of the bridges including Six Mile Bay and the Casino Bridge, and also the road out to Grahams Island just to name a few spots.
We have all of the tackle mentioned above along with some of the hottest colors that have been working well here at the Woodland Resort bait shop.
We still have many great dates available including weekends for July and August, 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.