Had a very spotty morning and night bite for walleyes, 12-22 ft, tried to find perch in the deep water, marked alot of fish but only caught a few. Perch fishing at devil lake is slowing getting worst every year we go back. Got on one active perch bite , was able to get 15 out of it. good luck.
Main Bay/Creel Bay
Feb. 15: Was on east side of Creel Bay by golf course from 4pm - 6pm. Fishing about 25-30 feet of water. Had one pole with a bobber and another pole to jig with. No bites jigging, but all bites with the bobber. Used small red hook and hooking the minnow through the tail. The walleyes were really nibbling. Landed 2 walleyes and missed 3. Not bad for a couple hours on the ice.
Went out on Saturday. Crappy weather. Weatherman lied about no rain in the AM, but made up for it when the rain didn't come in till after 5 PM. Was in a smaller boat and with the wind, we had to keep to the N edge. Caught a 2 man limit of eaters, with nothing on the large size. Ended up drift fishing on a point staying in 14-20 ft.
Anybody know how thick the ice is or if its drivable?
Fished Creel Bay yesterday... caught btwn 80 - 100 fish myself. Spinners and crawlers were the ticket. Tried leeches for a couple minutes, right back to crawlers and right back to fish. Bouncers or inline weights, didn't matter. most fish were 12 - 14 inches, but I managed a limit of 16's (plus a 19 incher I caught out in the main bay while the wind was down for 30 minutes or so.) Number wise, some of the best fishing I've seen... on a side note, I rented a boat from woodland and couldn't be happier. Bare bones 16 footer, but I knew that when i rented it. They were very helpful!!!
Just got back! Fishing was tough with a few small walleyes (12-14") few pike (3-4#) and a handful of perch. Fairly heavy snow on lake, but can get around with a four wheel drive. Woodland has roads plowed on the ice which helps. We moved alot and talked to alot of people and most not fairing any better than us. Fished Creel bay, Mission point, East Bay, Highline poles,etc... Tried to get on Pelican, but too much snow for me to pull the house out on. Good ice and water clarity, but don't need an extension yet. Had the camera down saw fish, but where pretty lethargic!!
After having good luck on Stump we relocated to the main bay of Devils Lake and spent the next day and a half there.
We fished Rocky Point, Bird Island, Cactus Point, Fort Tawton(sp) Point, Lost Jig and Bonzers. We caught fish almost anywhere we tried in water from 8 feet to 50 feet deep.
In the day and a half we caught 143 fish. ( I have a clicker that I click each time a fish is caught.) All but a handful were small walleye below our 15 inch self-imposed limit. We did manage our limits for the two days we were in the area.
We fished Fort Tauton Pt., Cactus point and the Misson Bay Tressel. (No bulky windsheild to prevent us from going under the bridges.)
We caught Forty walleyes ( two five pounders and several others over 16”), 26 whites ( five 17” and one 18”), 1 NP and 1 perch. Jigs and minnows in 20 - 30 feet of water. Had a great day of fishing.
Hi all: just did an evening fish with my son and good friend. Pitched cranks into shallow water and we ended up catching fish all night long with sizes ranging from 10" to 23". Couple of slough sharks and 1 bass. Orange and firetiger seemed to catch the most fish. Hope this helps.