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Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota. Covering more than 200,000 acres it has hundreds of miles of shoreline.

This very fertile prairie lake grows large numbers of Walleye, Northern Pike, White Bass, it has earned the reputation of being the “Perch Capital of the World” and has been ranked as one of the top five fishing lakes in the US. Perch weighing more than two pounds are caught quite frequently. In the fall hundreds of thousands of waterfowl migrate through the area and give both local and visiting hunters outstanding hunting opportunities. Devils Lake derives its name from the Native American name Miniwaukan (”Spirit Water”). Early explorers incorrectly translated the word to mean “Bad Spirit” and bolstered by the many legends of drowned warriors and lake monsters. The name evolved into Devils Lake.


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Senior Swimming Date: 11/24/14 Time: 10:00AM
Senior Swimming Date: 11/25/14 Time: 10:00AM
Where ‘Average’ is Very, Very, Very Good! - Posted 11/14/14

When fisheries research reveals that recent net surveys show Devils Lake large perch numbers are close to average, that’s a good thing. Todd Caspers, North Dakota fisheries biologist said, “The 12 to 15 inch perch are still above long term averages, and last year was a record high catch since surveys began in 1992. The […] [...] READ MORE

2014 MWC World Walleye Championship - Posted 10/06/14

Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship Set For Devils Lake, North Dakota, Oct. 9-11   Presented by Cabela’s   For Immediate Release –   Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 26, 2014—North America’s top two-person walleye-fishing teams will clash on the High Plains paradise of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Oct. 9-11 at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 World […] [...] READ MORE

2 Words Describe Devils Lake in Fall: Ducks & Fish! - Posted 8/21/14

We have one of the best walleye lakes in North America combined with one of the best waterfowl spots anywhere. [...] READ MORE

PLOTS Guide Available Online - Posted 8/18/14

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen Guide for 2014 is now available online at the Department’s website, In addition, PLOTS Guides will be available at most license vendors throughout the state in early September.   The guide will feature about 735,000 PLOTS acres. Because the guide is printed […] [...] READ MORE


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