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Old 11-04-2019, 03:45 PM   #1
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Anyone have an recent info on the fishing in Devils lake? Thinking about taking my bass boat to check it out.

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Old 11-04-2019, 04:33 PM   #2
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Define recent.

I saw bass caught there in June.


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Old 11-04-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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I saw bass caught there in June.


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Old 11-04-2019, 09:56 PM   #4
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Used to be an awesome lake for bass, but when they added the grass carp 30 years ago, the big bass disappeared.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:02 AM   #5
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The grass carp don't reproduce, do they?
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:40 PM   #6
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The grass carp don't reproduce, do they?
they should not spawn But they live a L O N G time!

Silver Lake has grass carp But it has Tons of lily pads! So that helps. The bass are still there and also big ones just not in great numbers. Mostly because the food supply in D. lake. Silver has a VERY good pan fish population. Silver gets about 4,000 trout stocked each year D. Lake gets 10 times that much! It should still be a lake worth fishing But it will not be the trophy bass lake Silver is and has been before and after grass carp have been planted. I have long studied D. Lake but have never fished it. I do have plans to fish it and get to better understand it and all coastal lakes over the next 5-7 years once my cargo van conversion is complete next year. And after I spend the next summer in Alaska:-)
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Bass populations have shrank in there because of the lingcod sneaking up the river, and feeding in there at night.
Might try some ling gear at night if it's not illegal.
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Interesting... I knew abaout the grass carp but I am curious if the bass just no longer have a place to go shallow. I think I will go and have a look around. Time to put that mega imaging to work!
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:38 AM   #9
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Bass populations have shrank in there because of the lingcod sneaking up the river, and feeding in there at night.
Might try some ling gear at night if it's not illegal.
I am having a hard time believing this since all the lings I have seen when scuba diving are at or near the 30+ ft rocky bottom in the ocean. I also have not heard of any people ever catching lingcod in the surf. Salmon are caught occasionally in the surf and do go up the D River into Devils lake.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #10
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Bass populations have shrank in there because of the lingcod sneaking up the river, and feeding in there at night.
Might try some ling gear at night if it's not illegal. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ifish.net/board/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
I am having a hard time believing this since all the lings I have seen when scuba diving are at or near the 30+ ft rocky bottom in the ocean. I also have not heard of any people ever catching lingcod in the surf. Salmon are caught occasionally in the surf and do go up the D River into Devils lake.
I think it was in jest.

My wife and I have seen salmon run up the D river into the lake. Right up the beach. It was pretty cool.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:53 AM   #11
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I think it was in jest.

My wife and I have seen salmon run up the D river into the lake. Right up the beach. It was pretty cool.
Coho every year run into devils lake and up a couple of the creeks that feed the lake
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I've seen sea lions run up the D River. Have a pic of one, but can't find it at the moment.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:39 PM   #13
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I am having a hard time believing this since all the lings I have seen when scuba diving are at or near the 30+ ft rocky bottom in the ocean. I also have not heard of any people ever catching lingcod in the surf. Salmon are caught occasionally in the surf and do go up the D River into Devils lake.
Just jiving ya man. Meant as a joke.
But I have seen salmon and steelhead run up some mighty skinny water.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:49 PM   #14
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Just jiving ya man. Meant as a joke.
But I have seen salmon and steelhead run up some mighty skinny water.
You got me! There should be a prize for jesting the king of sarcasm.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:24 AM   #15
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Devils lake HAD a good reputation for quality bass. The fishing has gone down hill after the grass carp were introduced. Silver lake also did go through a down turn also, but has more than rebounded! On the facts around silver lake I am not going off opinion I am going off research of catch records that once belonged to Silver lake Motel & Resort. Using this data I have found many catch records patterns. One is pattern was a down turn after the stocking of grass carp. I have found other patterns around post spawn. In fishing all fishermen make informed assumptions. So I have this data and I can look through many years of data to make informed observations based on many years of data. It did take this down turn to show up in the catch records. The records show Silver has come a very long way back and the records show much better quality has retuned to historical levels.
So why would the lack of weeds have a pronounced affect on a lake. My theory is the bait fish and pan fish do not have as large amount of cover to avoid predation from other fish and other animals.
Devils lake has very little cover when compared to lakes like Silver Lake.
Silver lake still has a large amount of shore line cover like pads and shore line brush. Silver has lots of shore line plants like celery. Silver has several hundred acres of celery.
Devils Lake has a lot of no cover shoreline. Devils lake should have had a dip in catches but should have had a rebound. I'm convinced there was a rebound BUT with the lack of cover the lake was hit harder than lakes like Silver. The bass most likely ended up moving deeper and also mover shallower where cover is present.
If I was going to fish Devils lake I would fish it real early before many fish make their move to deeper water that morning. I would focus early on shallow cover, docks and points. Mid day I would also focus on a point not far from Thompson creek that hold deeper water not too far off that point. I have seen some good wood in open water and I would try that too. Devils Lake does have bass! I just do not know it's level or quality. I have plans to learn that lake better. I have fished it a couple times before the grass carp.

And a joke could have included an emoji to show humor . I did not think that was the case! But I did not want to be a troll and call anyone out.

I have ended my bass fishing for this year. I ended up with over 800 bass (mostly smallmouth because of me fishing nearby water - the Willamette River) My best day was 82 bass, my boats best day was 100 bass. in the next two years I should be back on to my old levels of over 1000 bass a year because of more fishing days. This year I fished about one day a week. I am in the process of building a cargo van conversion to a mini RV. I will be living in full time! and hitting lots of water on the west coast!
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I am in the process of building a cargo van conversion to a mini RV. I will be living in full time! and hitting lots of water on the west coast!
Sounds like you will be all setup to do some motivational speaking...
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you got me! There should be a prize for jesting the king of sarcasm.
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