Most of my week guiding has been on Devils Lake this week with a day on Sakakawea. One thing is for sure, the fish are trending deeper.
I’ll start on Sakakawea. The water levels continue to fall and the fish also continue to slip deeper. A majority of the walleyes now seem to be in that 30 foot ballpark. I know I sound like a broken record, but plan on keeping those fish. 25 plus seems to be the benchmark.
Slow death rigs, propeller rigs and creek chubs if you have them are consistently catching fish. You can also target them with the jigging raps. I love spot and stalking walleyes this time of year into late fall on Sakakawea. My guess is the fall bite up on Sak is gonna be lights out!
Now for Devils Lake. We did have a major front/cold front come through, but the bite remains solid. The rain and wind this week really dirtied up the water. Fish are on the structure still and pick your poison on how you want to catch them. Probably the best part of fishing Devils Lake.
Har to believe it’s early fall. We are beginning to book our ice fishing trips for Devils Lake. Look at your area ab get ahold of me to reserve your ice fishing trip dates. It’s gonna be unreal!