Devils Lake Fishing Report-June 18, 2019

Date: 08.07.2022

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Mike Peluso

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So as I continue to hopscotch across North Dakota the walleye bite here on Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea and everywhere in between all seem to be firing on all cylinders.
The weather is still fighting itself from the grips of spring, but summer temps are knocking at the door. The one thing that is really noticeable on Devils right now is when the water temps start to climb on the warmer days. As soon as the temps begin to jump, so do the fish!
Every presentation you want to throw at them is working. Of course, being a guide I like to cover some ground and pull quick swap bouncers teamed up with Lindy spinners or Slow death rigs. The fish we are catching and cleaning are over filled with freshwater shrimp, this making a small chunk of crawler a prime candidate for an easy meal.
Depths don’t seem to matter much, just trust your electronics. Mark fish and fish your marks.
I know there is the annual Chamber tournament up on the lake this weekend, and I would anticipate some really nice fish hitting the scales. Deep rocks or casting cranks right now would still produce some bigger fish or what we refer to as a tournament fish. So good luck to everyone who is fishing the 42 annual, if I heard the radio advertising correct.
I’ll be shifting gears again here the next few days mixing in Lake Oahe and Sakakawea, so more Fishing Reports to follow. If interested in booking a trip, please don’t hesitate to email me at

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  1. Wayne Stubson

    Interested in booking a trip to Lake Sakakawea

    • Mike

      I just sent you an email back.


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