Matchayaw (Devils) Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 50 ratings as of Nov. 25, 2018

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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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by danwood on Jun. 5, 2018

Is there shore fishing here going tommorow

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by Cajed1 on Jun. 3, 2018

Sure do it's further downstream at Lac Ste Anne, or even bigger upstream at the NSR. Big fish don't live in devils. LMFAO

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by DEWEY01 on Jun. 3, 2018

Was out on the water fishing Tuesday evening for a few hours. We caught about 14 pike all small though but a fish is a fish. Anyone know what part of the lake the big fish hang out in.

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by I h8 weeds on Jun. 2, 2018

I went out 2 weeks ago just to fire up the boat. Lake left a brown film on the boat. Had to pressure wash it off. Enter at your own risk

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by DEWEY01 on May. 28, 2018

Anyone been out there lately, thinking of going tomorrow

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by Nick miscich on Mar. 25, 2018

Any action out there?

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by Dan1 on Feb. 18, 2018

Plenty of people out today. Tons of ice. Guys driving everywhere but I have heard of springs here so I walked on. Fishing for a few hours from 11am to 1pm. No bites on either jigs with maggots and also no bites on tip ups with minnows.

by Larry-Dude on Jan. 24, 2018

Ice Report: 20 in
Lots of ice. Safe for vehicles

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by Larry-Dude on Jan. 18, 2018

Any recent ice updates? Heading there this weekend

by Wood Dude on Jan. 17, 2018

Where is a good place to catch perch here? Have some relatives in town this weekend that have never caught a perch and would like to try. I’ve never been to this lake. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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by D-Rod on Jan. 16, 2018

I was there on saturday with the kids for only 2 hours, a couple of bites and one small pike..

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by Troy78 on Jan. 16, 2018

Yes there are perch in this lake an yes they are large. But be prepared to put in many Hrs/days into finding them. Then finding what they are biting on and then keeping they pike away. I have personally caught nice perch there including One day with 6 in the 15" range. A nice perch but still not 2.5lbs unless it been eating lead. More like approaching the 2 lb mark. For my money I would try south buck in deep water 25ft plus. Use a small five of diamonds tipped with maggots or small yellow jig. Had much more success there.

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by Larry-Dude on Jan. 16, 2018

I've been told there are only pike in this lake yet some comments below are mentioning perch. I've also been told there are two devils lakes. Is the one east of Onoway the one with perch?

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by Chet on Jan. 15, 2018

The kids and I went fishing on Saturday for 4/5 hours. We caught 7 fish and lots of bites. We caught one 27.5 incher. Fun time for the kids!!!

by jdmwapiti on Jan. 15, 2018

Finally hitting the perch on a regular basis picky buggers but so far nothing under 2 lbs thus lake has the jumbo Yippy

by Jackfish hunter on Jan. 12, 2018

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by Ricky bobby on Jan. 12, 2018

Only small jacks in that lake, Use minnows

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by D-Rod on Jan. 12, 2018

I plan to go tomorrow with the little ones :-) any recommendations what to use? This is my 2nd year ice fishing... and I have had zero luck so far...

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by Chet on Jan. 8, 2018

Great weekend at Devils Lake. My son and I caught 22 fish in two days. Four keeps and one 10 pounders. Lots of bitess!!!

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by jdmwapiti on Jan. 8, 2018

Finally nailed a jumbo perch 2.5 lbs 15 inches . I was jigging for hammer heads lol

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by PapaPhil on Jan. 7, 2018

Was here last week, no keepers but released 30 or so fish all 60 cm. Fun day.

by jdmwapiti on Jan. 6, 2018

It's purple not the drugs

by Poppagot on Jan. 5, 2018

I was out 01/04/2018 ice over 20" few people out don't think anyone found a keeper, my concern is I fished 20 holes all over lake and every hole ice had a purple color in displaced ice and in hole. I am told it is from high Phosfate and Nitrate any one else experience this or am I on drugs.

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by David24692 on Dec. 29, 2017

On the lake all day. Couple bites nothing landed. Ice was 16"

by Fletchsd on Dec. 23, 2017

Ice Report: 13 in
Lots of people driving on ice. Small pike nothing else.

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by Jaw jacker on Dec. 16, 2017

How thick is the ice. Can you drive on yet?

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by Pikehunter22 on Dec. 10, 2017

10 inches of ice. Some real nice pike today. Caught 6 and 3 of them were in the 50 to 55 cm range. Fished in 18 ft of water. Don't bother bringing your fish cam, water is too murky to see anything.

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by Dustin_sgzj on Nov. 24, 2017

On the ice from 9 to 12. Lots of bites, got 6 pikes most are small, biggest one around 50cm great day. 11 feet depth

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by Pikehunter22 on Nov. 20, 2017

Hi jawkacker. That wasnt a net. They were testing a new design of a jig that is used for setting nets. But they didn't set any nets.

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by Jaw jacker on Nov. 20, 2017

Caught 22 pike from 9-1. Then a couple guys showed up and set up a net. We did not catch anything from 1- 4. This lake is so small I can't believe they are allowed to net on this lake. I can't believe netting is allowed in Alberta period. Don't bother going to this lake as I can't imagine anything being left after the nets take everything and every size. No way to track what is being kept when nets are involved. Brutal.

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by Pikehunter22 on Nov. 19, 2017

Fished here Saturday Nov 18. 8 inches of ice. Caught 8 pike. From 1 to 3 lb.

by johnos on Nov. 12, 2017

Tks Bilbybud appreciate the feedback.

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by Bilbybub on Nov. 12, 2017

Ice is currently six inches on south side of lake. I still didn't drive my quad on it yet but definitely ok to walk out

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by Bilbybub on Nov. 12, 2017

Devils lakes is ready. Caught 11 pike on Saturday with one keeper that we fried for dinner. Caught 17 today between 2 of us! No keepers but great fun. All caught on smelts.

by johnos on Nov. 12, 2017

Hi all I just moved to Edmonton and I am new to ice fishing when will it be safe to fish Wabamun lake or devils lake pls. Tight Lines

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by kevinm on Nov. 11, 2017

Thank you Bilby. Good luck

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by Bilbybub on Nov. 10, 2017

Drilled multiple holes and it's around 5 inches. I'll drill a couple more holes tomorrow and drop my lines in

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by Bilbybub on Nov. 10, 2017

I'll check again tonight and post.

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by Bilbybub on Nov. 10, 2017

3.5 inches 2 days ago

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by kevinm on Nov. 9, 2017

Would love to hear what the thickness is. With the weather we've had there should be roughly 6 inches by know.

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by jdmwapiti on Nov. 9, 2017

I am thinking its worth the drive to check out I am sure you can at least walk out now

by MillerKiller on Nov. 7, 2017

Anyone have an ice report for devils yet??

by DEWEY01 on Aug. 19, 2017

Cast out 10-30 feet past the weeds on the right and bring it in to the left. Caught 5 Pike in 45min. 8-9pm
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by fisher777 on Jul. 12, 2017

Nice day out. Caught some pike around 2-4 lbs. 4 perch that were 11 inches. There are still some nice perch in the lake. Just find the spot and use small jigs with minnows.

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