Mid Week Fishing Report-January 11th, 2023

Written by Mike Peluso

January 11, 2023

I’m happy to report my last fishing report didn’t jinx the weather. We have had some remarkable good weather here up on Devils Lake. Crazy to think just a year ago up here we were setting blizzard records. My gut is telling me however, we are gonna probably pay for this.

One interesting thing or fact is the lower amount of traffic the lake is seeing due to the snow and slush. In fact, last weekends run for groceries told the tale for me. I was surprised at the lack of trucks etc parked at the local hotels. Again, if you don’t have tracks of some sort don’t even bother.

Of course our entire guide crew up here at Percheyes Guide Service all have Can-Ams with tracks and we are for the most part using flip over houses. We do have a hard shack or two out on walleye spots close to town, but those are dreadful to move. You also have to be careful when you leave them. The slush slowly works up and it can create a problem.

As far as the fishing goes, overall it has been pretty darn good. For us as a staff however we are having to choose basically if we are going to fish perch or if we are going to chase walleyes. With the conditions it makes it difficult to be successful trying to do both some days.

I have a couple openings in February if you are looking for an experience on Devils Lake this winter. We as guides are doing all the heavy lifting for you. It is definitely the way to go this winter that’s for sure! Also starting to fill up the spring river calendar, so if you are thinking of an early open water trip we should be able to find a date for you! Get ahold of me.

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