Matchayaw (Devils) Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by wiseslider76 on Sep. 6, 2021

Was out on sep 3 2021. Bad algae problem on the lake but in the cove by the bridge I caught a dozen small pike in just a few hours on the lake. Less algae in the cove.

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by harveyhvac on Aug. 30, 2021

My first time ever fishing this lake. I've been here 4 times this summer and caught one very big walleye and about 30 pike. I haven't tried for perch yet but there are tons of them on the fish finder!

by Gerrybear on Feb. 8, 2021

Been out to this lake 6 times since January. Each time I have alway caught pike. No keepers but fun. There are some nice fish in here on the cam they are just smart and will not bite. I would say that anywhere is good to fish there is lots of ice and little snow so you can drive onto the lake.

by Nelutu_m1980 on Dec. 20, 2020

Ice Report: 10 in
Between 10,1/2” - 11” no bite but a beautiful day outside. 600 m out

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by Jaw jacker on Dec. 3, 2020

This lake is terrible now. Used to take the kids and catch little pike all day, now your lucky to catch anything. Going to try other lakes in the area. Don't waste your time here.

by Fatboy with tits on Nov. 26, 2020

Ice Report: 7 in
Southeast corner

by Steve77 on Nov. 15, 2020

And it obviously depends what you are bringing on the lake. Google ice thickness chart. It will give you a rough idea. As a rule, I usually don’t go on at the ice thicknesses it says because of variability, but wait until it is thicker. It is just a guideline after all. But it all depends on how comfortable you are I suppose. I know people that have no problem walking on at 4”, but generally, I’m not one of them. ;)

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by Steve77 on Nov. 15, 2020

Ifishguest: Tough to say. I've seen some pretty variable thicknesses on this lake. Be cautious where the Sturgeon river runs into, and out when you do go. You may find the thickness there to not be what you see elsewhere on the lake.

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by Ifishguest2020 on Nov. 15, 2020

When is ice think enough to ice fishing on this lake?

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by el turco on Aug. 26, 2020

👍👍👍👍🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣 so much fun

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by wiseslider76 on Aug. 14, 2020

Kayak fishing August 13 from 6:30-9pm. Several pike of varying sizes. Largest was just at 5 pounds. All in all 8 pike in 2.5 hours. Great night of fishing in this lake.

by MacT on Jul. 31, 2020

Wondering what the lake depth is like and how the boat launch is?

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by wiseslider76 on Jun. 11, 2020

Great fishing tonight from the bridge. Caught 4 jacks and 1 walleye. Released all. Biting on minnows on pickerel rig.

by Foxtrot514 on May. 25, 2020

Big Walley here, and since good sized Pike. I caught 3 ferocious pike yesterday and one really big Walley, a fun day here overall

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by Raoul on Mar. 29, 2020

Thank you to the gentleman who drilled a couple holes for my family. I'm still using a manual auger and the ice is pretty thick. We were in about 15' water maybe. No bites. Too deep. Heard a couple of celebratory whoo hops though.

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by Otto-420 on Mar. 28, 2020

Easy to get on the ice didnt catch anything and saw 2 people get there trucks stuck

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by RMO on Mar. 18, 2020

Caught 3 jack 1 was 80 centimetres put up good fights

by K2c2 on Feb. 16, 2020

Ice Report: 24 in
Ice varies from 1 ft to 2 FYI depending on location

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by DeanHrehirc on Jan. 5, 2020

12 to 14 inches of ice on Jan 4. Caught 9 pike in 2.5 hrs between 2 of us. Biggest was 55cm.

by Nelutu_m1980 on Jan. 2, 2020

Ice Report: 1 ft
Only 1 feet my bad !

by Nelutu_m1980 on Jan. 2, 2020

Ice Report: 2 ft
200 meters from the dock 2feet of ice , fish does not bite.

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by KULUMU on Dec. 28, 2019

Any one catching anything out here?

by iFish Guest on Dec. 17, 2019

Was out December 16 about 100 yards from the north boat launch. No bites and only saw some small jacks on the camera. Fished in 16 fow. 10 inches of ice

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by Happy Harry on Nov. 27, 2019

Went fishing Monday had no luck after 4 hrs,hope for better next time

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by anythingfishing on Nov. 23, 2019

came down on the south side of lake (bilby side) drilled a few hole seemed to be 6-8inches of good ice all around

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by adam_gamble_outdoors on Jul. 15, 2019

Fished for a few hours the other day, caught one walleye on the last cast of the day. Big, healthy walleye at that. No pike caught. Water was full of algae.

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by I h8 weeds on Mar. 17, 2019

Saw about a dozen different pike but they didn't want anything to do with my minnows. Tried several different jigs. The pike would just stare at it and swim away. Entertaining to watch but frustrating not to catch any.

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by Fishizzle44 on Feb. 24, 2019

Hey has anyone been on this lake lately, any fish?

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by Moonshiner59 on Feb. 9, 2019

How's the fishing out there

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by Nicole Smith on Feb. 4, 2019

is there any giant perch?

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by Jeffrey0527 on Jan. 12, 2019

Well you can drive on it if that's what you want I just made a sujestion

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by ATVGuy on Jan. 11, 2019

@Jeffery0527, if there is 12-14 inches of good ice underneath, then why not drive on?

by Jeffrey0527 on Jan. 5, 2019

Ice not lice lol

by Jeffrey0527 on Jan. 5, 2019

Don’t drive on lice there is 4-5 inch or more of rotten ice. Under that is 12-14 inch of ice

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by Jeffrey0527 on Jan. 5, 2019

Don

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by KW on Jan. 5, 2019

Does anyone know the Ice depth with all this warming weather? Looking at going out tomorrow for my first time on this lake.

by redneckfishnalbertan on Jan. 1, 2019

Papaphil I dont know but I'm in to trying my hand at burbot fishing. I'm.looking for a fishing buddy who is willing to split gas. Hit me up if ya wanna try and slay some burns. I heard lac sante is a nice burb lake.

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by PapaPhil on Jan. 1, 2019

Are there any burbot left in Devils? Wondering and anyone has had any luck on this lake.

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by D-Rod on Dec. 29, 2018

We'll be going over later today with the kids (6yrs old & 4yrs) hopefully will get a few bites.

by Jhol on Dec. 26, 2018

Ice Report: 11 in
South side of lake

by redneckfishnalbertan on Dec. 15, 2018

Looking for a ice fishing partner this week Hit me up here.

by redneckfishnalbertan on Dec. 15, 2018

How's the whitefish in this lake. I'm planning going on wed this week. Or am.i better off going for burbot .

by Rhino0805 on Dec. 13, 2018

Last week there was 9" and little bit of slush on top.

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by Brian Low on Dec. 13, 2018

Anyone have an ice report for this lake yet??

by FinCatcher on Nov. 25, 2018

Ice Report: 6 in
At the East side boat launch.

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by Ride rank on Jul. 8, 2018

How's the water right now? Is the algae / weeds bad yet?

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by Riverbear on Jun. 23, 2018

Lac st Anne is UPSTREAM and the river is DOWNSTEAM. Devils does hold a few rare big ones. Get a few keystones in some people and well...

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by Slapshot12 on Jun. 17, 2018

Despite a lot of boats on the lake, caught a couple walleye including one of the biggest ones I've ever caught around here at about 20" long

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by DEWEY01 on Jun. 9, 2018

Was out this morning from 6am until 1pm. We caught 20 pike from all over the lake but the two biggest ones we got were caught about 50-75 meters south east f the bridge. The biggest was 67cm and I was going to keep it but as I picked it up out of the water my leader broke and the fish got away with my curved 5 of diamonds still in its face. The fishing from shore is usually slow by the boat launch but you can fish from shore right at the bridge and there is always lots of action.

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by lotksie on Jun. 5, 2018

yes, you can fish by the boat lunch and by the bridge.

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