The Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau sent out a press release this morning that says the fish are biting. If that doesn’t sound like a good excuse to test the waters of the big lake, I don’t know what does!
According to Devils Lake fishing guide Jason Feldner, the walleye action is especially good.
“This is the best walleye fishing in the past seven years,” Feldner says in the press release. He also says perch are in shallower water than usual, feeding actively in water less than 20 feet deep. Sand flats, wood and break lines from shallow to deeper water all are holding perch.
As for pike, “they’re on fire,” Feldner say in the press release.
Most of the Devils Lake bays and connecting lakes are covered with 14 to 16 inches of solid ice with no snow covering as of mid-January. Even the main lake has 12 to 14 inches of ice. This is the exact opposite of last winter when travel was all but impossible due to massive back-to-back snow storms. Feldner said, “We should have 20 good inches of ice by Jan. 20. This is the best winter ever, come and enjoy it.”
For information on Devils Lake ice conditions, activities, guides, or lodging and restaurants, check www.devilslakend.com, or call the Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 233-8048.