Well I've been to Devils Lake twice this year and spent six days on the water and change. I've watched about 150 boats at the cleaning stations and have decided that the great fishing they promote and what occurs are not the same. Nearly all boats are catching small fish and keeping 12 - 16 inchers -calling that a limit of good fish. This is the third year I've observed this.
Devils Lake (Overview)
Fished Mikes Lake, Chain Lake, etc. Northwest of Devils Lake this weekend, walleye fishing was relatively slow. We found some luck pulling cranks in 6-9 feet of water, lots of small pike.
What are the best places to fish right now for walleye and northern. Depth of water would be helpful
Hit Devils lake the other day, had a south, south east wind. Went out of 6 mile and ran down to the Grahms Island road. Drifted spinners, jigs, and puppet minnow. Caught 1 walleyes and a hadn full of small white bass. Moved up the to Pillers, same presentations, got a hand full of eater walleyes and even more white bass. Fish seemed to be in a negitive mood, puppet minnow was the most effective presentation for walleyes, white bass crushed the spinner and jig.
17 to 22'
Spinners, with crawler.
North 6 mile
Fished out of Grahams Island on Saturday with a few freinds. We found fish in 15-31 FOW drifting/trolling sinners. Caught a few ripping puppets as well. Lots of undersize fish to pick through to get our limits. Bonus for the day was a pair of dandy jumbo perch.
Silver seemed to be the color, minnow and crawlers worked equaly as wel..
Fished East Bay using spinners and single hooks with crawlers. Caught some nice walleye.
Fished Six Mile using single hooks/bottom bouncers with crawlers and leeches.
Sunday we drifted Lindy rigs with leeches in 6 Mile Bay. 14 to 16 feet was the best depth to target. Caught fish all day. There wasn't a hot color as they were biting just about anything we put down. Great day to be on the lake.
Pulled blades along the old shore lines in east bay, crawlers worked best with bottom bouncer!