Ed's Bait Shop
Hwy 20 South
Devils Lake, ND

Fishing Report


Happy spring/winter/waiting for summer. The ice is pretty much cleared off the lake with some sheets still floating around. With the heavy winds we will have the next 4 days it should clear it all off soon. I advice waiting till next weekend if you want to come up and boat fish. Bridges will be your main spots to target till we finally get some warm weather to warm up the water.

Looknig for guides give me a call at 701-230-7080. Filling up fast but we do have some room left! Thank you!


Ice fishing is a slow process so far this year. With mild temps now and for the near futrue the lake isnt freezing very fast. There ARE some people fishing on the smaller lakes north. Irvin, Dry, and Alice have 4-7 inches. Catching some walleyes and pike. The big lake is way behind, A lot of it finally having ice on it just in the past day or two. I have heard a few reports from the far north end of six mile bay with 3-5 inches. Other then that fishing the big lake is going to be a while yet. The sooner it gets colder the sooner i will have more information to pass along to you! Ice house rentals available along with full guide service. Give me a call at 701-23-7080 to book today!


Fishing on Devils Lake right now is pretty darn good. Hearing lots of success out on the lake from anglers. Pitching the weeds or using slip bobbers has been good in Pelican. Howards bay has been the most successfull using bobbers with leaches, also people are starting to run spinners in 7-10 FOW. If using bobbers or cranks, try to stay on the edge of weeds in the 3-6 FOW. Wind blown shorelines are always the best. Also try bobbers on various humps and points throughout the lake. Shore fishing remains excellent on highway 19. Evening has been the best bite for shore fisherman. Lindy rig and leach has been working the best. Good luck and good fishing!


As everyone knows the ice has gone off the lake. It was a warm start with lots of bridge action. The last week or so we have had lots of rain, cool weather, and wind. That itself hasnt made much progress in warming up the water. Right now you can find water temps from 50-53 depending on where you are at. The pike are biting fairly well as usual. Anglers are getting a few walleyes but its a little on the slow slide right now with the cool water temps. All we need is some warm weather and the walleye bit will turn into its normal successful bite as it usualy does after the spawn. If you want to target any of the fish find the shallow warmest parts of the lake you can. Otherwise fish the main bridges on the west side of the lake. Evening has been the best.


Well the weather has cooled down somewhat. Reports iv been getting it hasnt slowed the fishing down any. Anglers are still catching nice eating size fish at any of the bridges on the lake. Rock piles and deeper humps in the main bay, towers area. Jig and minnow, spinners, or jiggin raps have been producing well. Nice fish seem to come off jiggin raps or trolling crankbaits. Make sure you have leadcore if your going to troll!!! Nice fish are coming trolling deeper shorlines that have some structure to them. Pelican Ridge, Moon bars, and or any of the under water roads are producing. Moving around hittin structure is the key this time of year. Running water also is a factor. If you find some current, fish it. Some reports are walleyes are starting to move back in the shallows. Work the weed beds using jigs and plastics or pitching crankbaits. Again movement is the key. We still have leeches, minnows are nice sized, and crawlers are getting more difficult but still have them in stock. Good luck on your next outing!


  Its time to get back on the weekly reports. Its fall fishing time right now and let me tell you that its been amazing. Find structure pretty much in any depth and you will catch a walleye. Technique wise you can use whatever you like. Troll crankbaits over old shorelines, rocks, humps. Work 12-3- FOW while trolling. Bring the leadcore if you have it, allows you to get down to those deeper depths. Any of the bridges have been producing nice eating sized walleyes with a few bigger ones mixed in. Jig and minnows have been the most popular. Try out a #7 or #9 jiggin rap, it will surprise you. Better areas of jigging have been any bridge on the lake, rock piles and humps throughout the main bay, roads, rocks and current areas up in Pelican. Trolling you can work the Golden highway, any underwater road in Pelican, along the rocks of old 281. Again find structure and you will find fish. Another area producing lots of Walleyes is Lake Irvine. More Quality fish up there from what iv been hearing. Access is pretty harry but people are still getting in up there. Still lots of season left for open water fishing! Cmon out and give it a try, if you dont want to worry about finding fish yourself and bringing your boat, give out guide service a call. We would be more then happy to take you out. 701-230-7080


Hello all, the 2014 deer season is in the books. Its ice fishing time now. The lake is froze over for the most part with people walking out on the smaller bays. Irvin has good ice producing pike walleyes and perch. North End of Six Mile bay has a good 4-6 inches with some walleyes and pike being caught. Had some reports of people in Mission bay as well as Hog bay. No really productive reports yet mainly beacause people are just getting there feet wet with the new season getting started. Saftey is the main concern right now, but with no snow and cold temps we are making ice every day. We have spots available for guidng and rental houses. Full blown guiding services and 7 rental houses on the lake are available. Call 701-230-7080 for booking and information! Happy Thanksgivng everyone!


Hello! Ice fishing is underway with ice thickness anywhere from 8-16 inches depending on what part of the lake you are fishing. Pressure Ridges are in abundance this year so please use caution when seeing them.  There are people driving on the lake but me personally i dont reccomend doing just that quite yet. 4 Wheeler traffic is the safest. Give it another week or two before driving all over. Cold weather would help. We have had the lack of that around here. Fishing wise Walleye and pike fishing remain excellent. Lake Irvin, Pelican, Golden HIghway, Doc Hagens, Casino area, Mission Bay, and North end of six mile remain some of the popular spots. Work a little shallower, try to stay in that 7-14 FOW range. Bigger fish shallower numbers just a tish deeper. Perch fishing remains somewhat difficult. Things are happening a little earlier this year, i think in the next week or two perch fishing will pick up. If you want to try to find them work the towers area, east devils lake, north end of six mile and out in front of the casino. Any questions give us a call! Have a happy Holiday!