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Time: 01:12:34 AM
Doc, not to make this a negative post, but most times people see a lot of vehicles(20 guys) and they automatically asume that you are catching fish. The perch patrol often fishes off by themselves. You will barely see those guys dropping off on someone elses school like most people do. So its probably just the people who cant find their own fish that are following your big group around. Now for the fishing report....It has been a $#itty weekend to start off with. 10 hrs of fishing today and came home with 10 perch and 2 walleyes. Could not find an active school all day long and it sure looked like a lot of people gave up and went home. Maybe the fish will turn on tomorrow when its nice out again. Tried the main bay from the towers to domehouse, and then out from wolfords bay to rocky point. Came back and fished all afternoon in the 40+ weather at Howards Bay for the eyes(it has been hot there for a couple weeks now but not today). With the warm weather its really making travel on the lake a lot easier. Good luck
city: delavan wi
Time: 07:32:42 AM
hey fritz,guess what??? we have about 20 guys coming out there..been going for 20 yrs,we dont need the perch patrol,they follow us most times.were all around sportsman,and pretty good at what we do,sooo,since you like us so much,im going to come back and put a big old 10 day fishing report on here,just for you,and all the rest of the fine people from ND,MINN,and WISC.no need to thank me,its my pleasure. IM SURE I WILL SEE YA OUT THERE,MAKE SURE TO BRING BINOS SO YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH US,AND GOOD LUCK! DOC
Time: 12:53:37 AM
If you are looing for a place to stay, Jason Feldner with PerchEyes Guide Service has a couple of awesome houses in Minnewaukan. he gets 25.00 per person per night. CHEAP!! Plus everything is there. towels, washer dryer stove dishwasher cable tv everything. Goto hos site for more information. www.percheyes.com. Tell him Mr.Bluegill sent you! Mr.B
city: you know where I am
Time: 04:49:45 PM
DL, it just doesn't get any better than this!! Perch are almost to easy to come by, been fishing the same spot for the last 4 weeks, too bad going to have to pull the permanent off the HOT SPOT this saturday. Anyhow I might overreact from time to time, but it would seem as though the TRUE sportman, as of late, is a dying breed. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if I don't know you personally, there is no way I'm going to reveal any hot spots to you. Like I said previously, too many people want to know where the fish are biting, but nobody wants to go looking for them. Thats where I've had enough. Until next time, GOOD luck to all.
Time: 06:16:35 PM
Fishing on DL is hard to get a hotspot unless you fish for walleye. Perch move day to day so there isnt really a "hot spot" but they do not move far from where they were the day before. If you work your butt off finding an aggressive school, look around the same spot the next day and you will probably stumble on top of them again. But dont expect to drill a couple holes, drill at least a couple dozen in search of them. A lot of anglers, especially new ones to DL, often move a couple times and then they get frustrated and sit on top of their holes expecting the fish to come with them. yes this sometimes works, but dont count on it. The perch are out there, just find them and dont let anyone else know, eventually someone will come around and fish by you and of course catch a few and tell everyone else, but what can you do about that besides nothing? Walleye fishing is different, once you find the good bite, zip your lips cuz you will have good luck for a week or 2. GOOD LUCK
name: RUDE DOG
city: SHEBOYGAN FALLS
Time: 05:01:50 PM
GOING TO ALKALINE AND MUELLER LAKE NEXT WEEK 3-19-03 CAN
ANYONE TELL ME HOW THE FISHING HAS BEEN AND HOW MUCH ICE
IS ON THE LAKES.THANKS FOR THE HELP!
Time: 12:09:51 AM
I consider myself a sportsman, Fritz. I didn't mean for everyone not to come out and enjoy all the beauty of MN and the Dakotas. But if someone makes the trip with expectations of a huge catch, and is vocally disappointed, I'll take issue with them. I hope they realize the secret to a great outing is the outing itself, not the weight of the gamebag or how full the pail. Some of the most memorable outings involve meeting a challenge--be it tough weather, finding the willing fish, or even just getting to your destination.
How much of a challenge is there fishing huge Devils Lake? I think it is a great challenge and adventure! If your dreams are to catch alot of fish, they might be realized on DL. But you might have to be willing to try everything you can, and be willing to admit that the fish and/or the lake itself defeated your best efforts. Then it's time to smile to yourself and start thinking of the next time you can test your skills and luck on the lake!
I went on a guided elk hunt once, a migration hunt that can be fantastic if there is snow. Guess what--no snow! I was disappointed in the lack of elk, yes. But I was amazed at the scenery, the knowledge of the guides, the strength of the horses. It was still a great experience!
I wish all sportsman the best...may they enjoy each outing for its own merits.
Time: 02:33:50 PM
Hey guys, planning to vistit DL late march early april hows the fishing and ice conditions look.Appreciate the info.
city: gods paradise
Time: 09:14:56 PM
I am glad to see some people look at things the same way I do, Thanks. And to the gentleman that says we're not true fisherman, I truly have no idea what you're talkin about. You mentioned something about revealing hot spots...., some of us spend a considerable amount of time on the lake each week in search of fish. When god smiles on you and you find a true honey hole, why would you let the whole world know about it. Too many times all ready this year, I have told people about a great fishing spot and ya wanna know what, next thing you know there is 100 people crowding you out of the spot you originally found. how's that for respect. I just get plain sick of people whinning on the internet, a guy has to scroll through 30 reports just to find subject material worth reading. Quoting a wiseman once more,"the only way to tell if the fish are biting, is to get on the lake YOURSELF and find out."
city: Grand Forks
Time: 07:38:29 PM
Try Woodlands Resort in a search engine on the web. Them or East Bay campground if you want to camp out. Best fishing in June? Probably the Minnewaukan Flats on the west side, but the mayflies are murderous in June.
city: MANITOWOC WIS.
Time: 02:06:06 PM
I have been fishing my whole life which gives me well over 30 years of experience and i am finaly in a position to use some technoligy in going to another state for some hopefully fun and productive fishing,unfortunately i stopped at this site and while reading thruogh the fishing reports i ran accross fritz and bullhead, sorry fellas,your not fishermen i realy don't know what you are or aren't but true fishermen keep their hot spots to themselves without harming their local fisheries or the income that the local people count on to live through out the year. i'm looking forward to an e-mail from anyone who is a real fisherman from around the DL area, myself and 3 of my buddies wuold like to come out and try for some perch in the next week or two so any info would be greatly appreciated. good luck to all the real fisherman out there.
Time: 07:38:52 PM
We are coming to DL in June for Walleye. Just would like to know where a resort would be for 3 to stay. Thanks for any info Ron
city: Hub. WI
Time: 11:49:08 PM
Just came back from DL fished 2/19-2/26 we were a group of 4 this year. We happened to hit the deep freeze again this year, and the wind, but that did'nt stop us or slow us down from moving around. We did'nt catch as many fish as usual, but between the 4 of us we still managed to catch a couple hundred keepers between 9"-13"and had a great time as usual. I've been coming out to devils lake for 5 years now and found that you can only rely on your self if you want to catch fish. KEEP MOBILE!! I will have to say that most of the locals we meet when were out there are some pretty nice people. We have met some real jerks at the local bait shop when we were trying to find out any information on the bite a couple of years ago, and were told right out if we wanted any information that we could pay the local guide/patrol just like everybody else. needless to say we dont go to that bait shop for anything. And to think, these people call themselves sportsmen. But dont let a few ignorant people stop you from enjoying a great fishery. keep your lines tight! And good luck.
Time: 10:45:04 PM
If jimmy d wants to not come back, leave him alone. Thats good, if hes only going to complain about our great fishery we dont need him here. Ive fished this lake for 14 years and up until 2 years ago i finally figured out how to catch the finicky perch. One trip isnt goign to do it. hire a guide and learn the new techniques.
city: Grand Forks
Time: 07:50:54 PM
That was a pretty harsh post about a lake that they probably never fished before. If the only way to have a sucessfull trip is by catching a bunch and your not sure where to go then i would say, "hire a guide". Not only will they put you on the fish but will give great tips on what presentations work on that given body of water. If being able to afford a guide is a problem then make sure your expectations are in check because the results are up in the air. No im not a guide and until this year i have never ice fished it but i knew a few people that have and have had real good wayelle fishing as a result. Fritz its all good man, your just defending your territory. We all know there's great fish to be had on DL, this guy had high expectations which more then likely could have been filled if he had gotten a guide.
As webmaster, I can speak for this website, and that is we welcome all visitors to the website. As with any state, you will hear about some 'sour grapes' that cannot see the good in anything fishing. Let's do our best to be amiable on this website. Thanks guys!
city: somewhere nice
Time: 04:38:36 PM
To all my critics, read the post from your WI cohort Jimmy D. He is the one stating that DL isn't good for fishing. I just responded to his post. It is funny you'll jump on me for responding. Some people never are satisfied, like Jimmy D. I don't slaughter fish every time out, but you don't hear me complaining about it either. As a wise man once stated," They call it fishing, NOT catching." There is a huge difference.
city: freedom wi
Time: 03:36:29 PM
My first time visiting this site and the first post I read is from a man name fritz. Well I have to say I will be soon making my 5th trip from wisconsin to Devils Lake ND. Not only for the good fishing but to be among some of the best folks I have meet. The people that reside in ND are friendly and very helpful. One of the main reasons I return each year. The fish we harvest or just a added bonus to a great outdoor adventure.
Time: 12:56:06 PM
Hey people from wis. don't listen to an idiot like Fritz jerk. I've done well on devils lake many times and can assure you most people in N.D. don't share his views on wis. people. Its to bad one guy mad at life thinks he can talk for the whole state of N.D.
Time: 08:51:05 PM
To the people from WI, why don't you stay in WI and tell everybody that you know that ND is terrible for fishing and to never go there. You will be doing everybody in ND a big favor.
name: Randy Rice
Time: 11:03:29 PM
It was cold as hell Sunday morning but no wind. Went to Black Tiger for perch and wasn't disappointed (didn't limit either). Took home 14 fish between 9 & 11 inches (still haven't found the 12 inch models). Saw lots of fish on the Vexilar but it was a tough bite. Usually just a still minnow, every once in awhile a little jiggle would get a bite. Missed a few fish (old, slow?!), but still a good day. Only drilled 3 holes, all within a 50 foot radius. Water was 34 feet deep, by Eastbay Campground. Good luck.
Time: 04:51:40 PM
To the folks from Wisconsin who didn't catch much: too bad and so sad! That's why its called fishing, not catching! Any trip could be like that, no matter what the most recent reports are. If you plan a trip, its best to be prepared for the "worst" and make the most of whatever happens--that way if its good, you'll be even more happy. This outlook will help you keep from being disappointed in the future. And besides, now there will be more fish for everyone else!
name: Jimmy D
city: Parts Unknown
Time: 06:29:36 PM
We fished DL hard for the last several days, moved around, tried different setups and no perch to be found.
Bottom line: We came from WI and its too far to drive for what kind of fish action we got. Won't be coming back and would recommend others to stay away until they hear better reports in the future.
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