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!
Missouri River Fishing Report-May 21st, 2023
It's definitely hard for me to believe this is my last Missouri River fishing report until fall. For me it just never felt like we had a spring. Late ice off, muddy water, terrible weather etc just made for a frustrating time. I'm hoping Mother Nature repays us with a...