Hot bites from different corners of Lindy Land offer inspiration for hitting the water this weekend.

On North Dakota’s legendary Devils Lake, veteran guide and Lindy pro Jason Feldner reports fall patterns are emerging and walleyes have the feed bag strapped firmly in place.

“We’re seeing a lot of nice-sized fish from 18 to 22 inches right now, and it will only get better as the season goes on,” said Feldner.

With water temps hovering around the upper 50s to lower 60s, walleyes are hitting 3/8-ounce, chartreuse-colored Lindy Jigs and Fuzz-E-Grubs tipped with a third of a ’crawler or full minnow on main-lake rock humps.

“Depths range from 10 to 40 feet, depending where you are on the hump,” he said. “If the fish aren’t biting on top of the structure, jig your way out to the edges.”

Trolling size 3 Lindy River Rockers 1.5 mph on lead-core line is also producing fish in 17 to 20 feet of water along the old shorelines, Feldner adds.

“The fish are moving out into these areas as the weeds die off,” he explained.

Feldner noted the best action typically kicks in as the water begins to warm up around 10 a.m. “Enjoy your morning coffee; there’s no rush to be on the water at sunrise right now,” he said with a laugh.

A long cast to the southeast, fellow guide and Lindy pro Jason Muche reports white-hot white bass action in the Fox River at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“We’re talking 100 fish a day,” he said.

Top tactics include vertically jigging or dragging a Lindy Jig and minnow along breaks in 12 to 14 feet of water.

“You can also catch white bass on minnows fished on standard Lindy Rigs, or on modified rigs where the walking sinker is replaced by a 3/8-ounce Lindy Rattlin’ No-Snagg Slip Sinker on a 10-inch dropper,” he adds.

With either sinker setup, he recommends slowly dragging the rig up-current at speeds of .8 to 1 mph.

Muche also reports that yellow perch are biting along main-lake bottom transitions from rocks to mud in 12 feet of water on Lake Winnebago.

Twenty-five-fish limits of perch averaging 9½ to 10 inches long are common on small ice fishing lures such as Lindy Slick Jigs and Toads tipped with a single waxworm.

The presentation is decidedly down-tempo. Muche suspends the jigs below a ½-inch Thill Pro Series Float or deadsticks them with the rod resting on the side of the boat.

“It’s not uncommon to get a few nice bonus bluegills mixed in with the perch, too,” he said.

Even if you can’t make it to one of these fine destinations this weekend, hopefully the reports will inspire you to tackle a red-hot bite on a Lindy Land lake or river near you. Good luck!