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.
2014-2016 Call for Bids The Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce/CVB will receive bids until 5:00 pm Friday, April 4, 2014 from anyone interested in performing cleaning and upkeep of the public landings and welcome areas around Devils Lake and the year-round fish cleaning station for the 2014-2016 seasons. All bids received in time will be [...] [...] READ MORE
Devils Lake fishing runs 12 months of the year – the only difference being the amount of clothing a person needs. Anglers are transitioning now from one of the best winter ice fishing seasons to what experts predict as a stellar spring “bite,” on one of North Dakota’s jewels. Todd Caspers, Devils Lake area fisheries [...] [...] READ MORE
From North Dakota Tourism: Fall fishing is usually a good barometer to judge the opportunities that will prevail during the ice fishing season. Good fishing in the fall almost always leads to good ice fishing while poor fall fishing often points to continued poor fishing through the winter. I can’t remember all of the fall [...] [...] READ MORE
Henegar Landing, Eastbay Landing, Lakewood Landing, County Road 1 and Six Mile Bay Landings have all been cleared for lake access. Access our map to find locations. Also, read updated fishing reports and find more information. [...] READ MORE