Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 28th, 2019

Date: 08.07.2022

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Mike Peluso

ABOUT MIKE PELUSO Mike Peluso is an infamous North Dakota fishing guide that’s well known throughout the state. Mike prides himself on being consistent, as well as versatile on any body of water he fishes. Mike guides year-round, so you can find him on the water or on the ice. Give Mike a call for your next fishing adventure!

Back on Devils Lake the last few days and once again, I’m excited to report the fishing remains really strong!
Like any prairie lake this is the time of year, the water begins to turn green. I wouldn’t say the lake is completely green yet, but it’s getting there in areas. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
We have switched it up a tiny bit this round with as far as what we are pulling. Most of the guys in our group are pulling some sort of propeller rig. Whites, blues, greens and purple are all working well, tipped with either a chunk of crawler or plastic. I personally used a cut off piece of white zoom (2 inch piece of the tail) on a small hook and a purple propeller and that one piece of plastic caught a ton of fish! If you pay attention to the shorelines, boat ramps, etc you will see millions of tiny minnows swimming around, so it’s the old saying of match the hatch scenario.
We have also been using jig raps on the structure to mix it up a bit and that’s working really well for all species! Side scan your areas, and cast it to the marks. Roads, humps, weed edges are all playing a role as to where the fish seem to be holding up. Depths don’t seem to really matter.
On a side note, I lost a JT Custom Rod in a very popular area two days ago. I’m hoping someone who reads this report, either snags it, or hears about someone else snagging it. I feel like I lost a best friend. So you never know!
I’m headed over to Lake Sakakawea for 3 days now, so I’ll bring you a report from there after that trip. I do still have some openings for August and September for both of these lakes, so if your interested email me at mikepelusooutdoors@gmail.com abs we will see about booking you. Lodging is also available upon request.

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  1. Gary theisen

    Thank you Mike I appreciate this.

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    • Mike Peluso

      Thank you so much for following!

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  2. Trever McDaniel

    We stayed in spot a week ago using slip bobber and leeches caught more fish than could count fished from 13ft to 24ft didnt matter caught multiple species of fish and had a great time we didnt move all day just changed depth. Stayed in same bay. 7 dozen leeches and 1.5 dozen crawlers later we were wore out

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