Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-Dec. 23rd, 2019

Date: 08.09.2022

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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!

I just finished up my first run of guide trips on Devils Lake. Lots of changes happening right now, and we are in a constant search mission to stay on top of them.
The walleye bite has been ok. Pretty short bite window for us right now, but the fish we do catch are fat and healthy. Probably one of the reasons they have been a little tougher as of late. Plus the ever changing weather doesn’t help either.
The perch bite is one of those deals where you have to really put on the miles! Drill 300 holes and you will eventually find one hole that will produce. It seems the perch are moving around a lot, and it’s tough to stay on top of them. Nothing fancy When we do get on that hot hole, tungsten and wax worms And doing everything you can to entice them into biting. They feed in flurries so be prepared once you get a couple fired up to get your baits down fast!
I haven’t had much of a chance to chase the pike quite yet. I am planning on setting up a couple spear shacks, both on Sakakawea and Devils Lake this week for renting. Of course I’ll post on my Facebook pages how that’s going and if your looking at trying darkhouse spearing please get ahold of me.
I do have scattered openings throughout the winter here if your looking to book a trip. Things are in full force right now, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to put some fish topside this winter!

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  1. Randy Bannor

    Hi Mike, it’s been a few years since I stopped into your old bait shop in Mandan and introduced myself. I was new to town and my good friend Mike Sertich told me I had to meet you.
    Anyway I am wondering what your ice fishing rates and availability are?
    Could you give me a call 218-343-6672. Merry Christmas I’ll talk to you soon.

    • Mike Peluso

      I will be in touch!

  2. Kyle

    Hey, Mike – just stumbled across your article. I’m in Bismarck for the holiday until Sunday, not a North Dakota native and have never been ice fishing. But I would love to take my two boys (age 9 and 5) out to try. Even if just for a few hours to experience it. Could you send me a note if you would be willing to rent a shack and set us up with some equipment and a basic “how to?” Thanks for considering it!



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