Devils Lake: 3-21-2023

by | Mar 21, 2023 | ICE BUZZ REPORTS, North Dakota | 0 comments

Fishing guide Jason Mitchell of Jason Mitchell Outdoors gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Devils Lake on March 21st, 2023.

Devils Lake: 3-21-2023

We’ve had a lot of wind and snow lately and that has made travel difficult. Track machines and snowmobiles are the only ways to get around because we are finding a decent amount of slush pockets out on the lake.

Despite the difficult travel conditions the fishing continues to be good on Devils Lake.

We’ve been catching lots of nice jumbo perch. Target depths between 35 and 38 feet of water in East Bay. Small jigs and small spoons tipped with minnow heads or perch eyes have been the best presentations.

On days when the bite is slow a small crappie minnow on a plain #6 or #8 hook set about four inches from the bottom is a good way to catch those inactive fish.

It pays to stay on the move searching for the active schools of perch.

With our current conditions we will be ice fishing well into April so there is still plenty of time to plan a trip. The bite is only going to get better as we get later into the ice season.

Good luck to all the anglers fishing Devils lake!

  • Jason Mitchell


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About Jason Mitchell
Over the past decade, Jason Mitchell has earned a legendary status as a professional hunting and fishing guide on North Dakota’s Devils Lake. Jason began his career as a guide at an early age and in the span of a decade, built one of the largest open water guide services in existence (Mitchell’s Guide Service head quartered out of Woodland Resort) and was a key member of Devils Lake’s famed Perch Patrol Guide Service during the winter. Mitchell also spent up to seventy five days each fall as a waterfowl hunting guide before expanding into television. During that time, Mitchell logged thousands of hours on the water and ice, earning a reputation for not only being an extraordinary guide, hunter and angler but also a gifted writer, communicator and promoter. Jason’s credibility is grounded by a combination of extensive time on the water, a reputation for honesty and integrity. During Mitchell’s career as a guide, he worked with a “who’s who” of outdoor writers, television show hosts and celebrities in the fishing and hunting industry. Mitchell had a well earned status of being one of the elite guides making a living from fishing and hunting. The hunting and fishing industry began to realize what Mitchell’s guide customers did long before, several writers and television hosts began to trust Mitchell as a guide they could count on for both strong editorial and video footage. Mitchell’s experience and time on the water or in the field is hard to duplicate. “A step into Jason Mitchell’s boat makes any angler a much better fishermen because Jason is so in tuned to what is happening on the water and is such a masterful teacher,” explains veteran outdoor writer Mark Strand. While Mitchell’s reputation as a guide, hunter and angler may be recognized, what continues to drive his popularity is an uncommon modesty and humbleness that is refreshing to many viewers.


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