Working for It.  Last week’s walleye bite was challenging with wind and cooler weather keeping water temperatures down, and fish a bit sluggish on Devils Lake.

By Mike Peluso

These North Dakota winds and cooler temperatures have been playing havoc on the walleye fishing on Devils Lake. The water temperatures just won’t warm up to get these fish back on the feed.

The story has been over the last week that you can see a lot of fish on the electronics, but it is very difficult to get them to bite for extended periods of time.

As soon as we get some warmer and more stable weather, things are going to go gangbusters. Looking at the upcoming weather, however, things may be up down like a toilet seat for a while.

If conditions are right, casting cranks and paddle tails at walleyes will produce. Of course, presentations under slip floats will also put fish in the boat.

Sakakawea is living up to its reputation very well. If you followed the AIM championship it was very evident that Sakakawea is quickly becoming known as the Lake Erie of the west!

The river system near Bismarck is beginning to slow down some, so you either have to go north or further south to have a little more consistency.

Mike Peluso is a Dakota Edge Outdoors contributing writer and a licensed ND fishing guide, specializing in walleyes on the state’s premier waters.