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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With the cold Thanksgiving week, anglers are gearing up for their first Devils Lake perch forays of the season. The back bays and even some major portions of this sprawling North Dakota lake have frozen, however local authorities are in the “warning mode,” and urging first-icers to use the utmost caution. Perch have always been [...] [...] READ MORE
The fish cleaning stations are closed at Henegar, Six Mile and Lakewood Boat Landings as of today. The year-round fish cleaning station will be open for the remainder of the winter and is located on Highway 20 South. [...] READ MORE
Watch the ice fishing tournament video (click the link to watch) Before the lake even starts making ice, Devils Lake already has its thoughts on ice fishing; and ice fishing tournaments. Devils Lake is the largest natural lake in North Dakota and covers well over 200,000 acres. The ice fishing season kicks off as soon [...] [...] READ MORE