Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Rain and Strong Winds Hampering Fishing

Fishing slowed down the past couple of days with strong northeast winds and rain.  Water visibility has become poor and the walleye fishing in particular has seemed to slow down but we expect things to pick up once this weather clears.  We did have to cancel the groups we had scheduled for today and are hoping to get back out soon.




Gentleman Start Your Engines!

Hello to everyone, well here we go! Our guide staff has taken a couple of groups out this past week with great success. We have been catching a lot of males in the 14 to 21 inch size with a couple of the big females showing up for a photo and then back in the water to do her business. The pike as usual are a fun and delicious treat with fish being caught this last week in the 12 lb range.   The weather has been difficult at times but with a little patience and a knowledgeable guide we have put some limits together. A few tips to our success has been, snap jigging plastics in coulee channels with current, tipping jigs with leeches and bouncing them off bottom, and of course we are using our favorite for this time of year which is leeches under bobbers with hooks or small jigs. After mother nature settles down in a few days use one of these techniques to help you put a limit together or simply get a hold of us at Mitchell’s Guide service to take you out and teach you these techniques. Our guide staff will be out scouting for active pods of fish daily to insure your time on Devils Lake to be a memorable one.



Walleyes Starting to Bite!

Devils Lake still has a great deal of ice on the lake but there is more open water every

day.  Areas where there is current like the Mauvais Coulee and Channel A are wide open

and anglers are catching both walleye and pike.  We have heard of a handful of walleyes

over ten pounds that have been caught over the past ten days.  Jigs with twister tails have

been producing along with slip bobbers and leeches.  Our guide schedule will get busy now

but we still have room for anglers especially later into June.  With these cooler water temps

this spring, there we are looking at a great fishing long into the summer.


Devils Lake is still Ice Fishing

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Greetings to everyone!  Well we are having a later than usual spring.  The 2013 ice fishing season is still in play for walleyes and perch.  As we write this report, Devils Lake is still iced over with up to 30 inches of ice and a layer of slush. Forecast shows upper 20’s to mid 30’s for the next 10 days, which isn’t much of a spring. We have not melted the over 30” of ice on the lake or the snow on top of it. For now, trail plowing has been suspended due to flooded trails and slush conditions under the snow in many places. Anglers that have been getting out are doing well and catching some really nice walleye and perch. To maintain portability you need to plan on using snowmobiles or tracked vehicles.

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