Dakota Country Magazine October 2016 Edition - Page 79

tat types. What’s ideal for anglers is they can come here and fish what they’re good at and catch fish -- shallow to deep.” Better yet, Candle likes the fact that many anglers show up wanting to learn new tactics, which they do with confidence, knowing fish will be waiting. “I have many customers who want to learn new techniques. Teaching them is fun and rewarding,” he said. Mark Bry (brysguideservice@ gmail.com) said, “It’s not uncommon to catch 50 to 100 walleyes a day, even during the dog days of summer. Whatever method an angler prefers will work here. This is not just guide-hype, but something my customers quickly learn for themselves.” His clients express amazement about how healthy the walleyes are. “In my opinion Devils Lake is the top walleye lake in the United States due to freshwater shrimp available. Shrimp feed the entire ecosystem. Fish are fat and with a possession limit of 10, everybody goes home to share the walleye wealth of this great body of water,” Bry said. TV host and guide service owner Jason Mitchell (fishdevilslake@hotmail.com) tells poten- info for fishing guides, hotels/ resorts, lodging and restaurants. In addition, learn about ramps, fish-cleaning stations and community events. A helpful map serves as a great reference tool. For personal assistance, call 701-662-4903, and talk to a friendly and knowledgeable North Dakotan who was probably on Devils Lake yesterday. • tial clients that a day with any of his guides is more than a limit of fish. “Our goal is to teach as much as possible about the many nuances of Devils Lake. Customers love the educational aspect of each guide trip,” he said. Whether matching presentations to the client’s favorite methods or mixing it up with new and different tactics, most days are “multiple-pattern days.” What this means is that guides and anglers spread out throughout the nearly 200,000 acre North Dakota lake and are able to find fish. Interesting statistics from creel surveys, according to Caspers, is that 78 percent of summer anglers (May to October) prefer to chase walleyes. In winter, 18 percent primarily seek walleyes, 28 percent said “perch,” while 27 percent said “walleyes and perch.” A quarter of survey respondents said, “Anything.” Adding all the answers together that mention walleyes, 70 percent of anglers would just as soon catch walleyes in winter as well. Old Highway 281 N. on Devils Lake, Minnewaukan 7 01 3 51-1 2 9 4 www.percheyes.com The website devilslakend.com features up-to-date fishing reports with emphasis on the current late summer and fall fishing activity. Also, the site contains a new pike de-boning video, plus contact • Live Bait • Tackle • Licenses • Pop • Hot • Lunch • Snacks • Pizza (701) 473-5440 Hunting/Fishing Reports: www.jjsbaitshop.com Fully modern seasonal on East Devils Lake RV campground and resort. Room available in our Summer RV Park! 5 LARGE CABINS! Five 900-sq. ft. cabins, full kitchens, sleeps 6, air cond., all bedding and kitchen utensils, gas grill, playground, fish-cleaning station Enjoy Great Fishing on Devils Lake! www.dakotacountrymagazine.com (701) 351-3130 www.haybaleheights.com 4355 - 87th Ave NE Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301 Dakota Country, October 2016, Page 79