The Devil’s Lake fishing report for the week of September 11th to September 17th, 2017. Brought to you by Mitchell’s Guide Service. The largest, most experienced, professional, full time guide service on the Devils Lake basin.
Again this week, here at Devil’s Lake we saw a lake in transition. Early in the week we had some of the hottest days of the summer, with temperatures reaching into the 90’s and surface water temps in the shallows as high as 78 degrees. By last week’s end we were looking at temps. of 41 degrees and water temps in the shallows as low as 51 degrees. What a change it has been.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week our guides were reporting good catches of mature walleyes in 4 to 6 feet of water. By weeks end the shallow bite was blown and good walleyes were being taken in much deeper water. A 26 degree drop in water temperatures will do that to a body of water.
With the lake in transition, walleyes have been caught shallow, deep and everywhere in between. In spite of these changes our staff of knowledgeable, experienced guides have made some outstanding catches with their clients. The number of trophy walleyes taken this week was impressive, most of which were released. In addition, excellent catches of eater walleyes were also made. Jigging, trolling and yes, some of our groups were still running bottom bouncers and spinners which made for good catches this week. The walleye are very fat. Since spring these walleye have noticeably grown and put on weight in getting ready for winter.
Now would be a great time to join in the fun of fall fishing at Devils Lake, North Dakota. Mitchell’s Guide Service has openings yet in September and October with guides available on short notice for day trips or two and three day guided packages. One thing for certain, our staff of professional, experienced guides will work hard to see that your day of fishing is both memorable and productive.
There is no better time than right now to get in on the incredible fall fishing that Devil’s Lake, North Dakota offers! Just pick up the phone and give us a call at 701-662-5996 extension 1. Or for more information on our guide service check us out at fishdevilslake.net.
All of us at Mitchell’s Guide Service will work hard to see that you will not be disappointed experiencing the fantastic fall fishing the Devils Lake basin has to offer!
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Submitted by MGS Guide,
Pete Harsh / MR.TILLER
Now that the weather is finally settling down and the lake is cooling, fish should move back out to deeper water. This should allow for more fish to be caught while jigging. Crank baits should continue to be effective for a few more weeks, but we are starting to see spinners and bottom bouncers slowly fade away. Minnows are being used much more as the days get cloudier, and they are now our guides’ go to bait.