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