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.
“It’s walking-out ice already,” said long-time resort owner Kyle Blanchfield a few days ago. “We’ll definitely be ice fishing by Thanksgiving!” The Devils Lake bays froze early, and even the main lake pulled an ice sheet overhead recently. The local North Dakota guides, resorts and businesses that cater to an estimated 15,000 visitors each winter […] [...] READ MORE
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
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
We have one of the best walleye lakes in North America combined with one of the best waterfowl spots anywhere. [...] READ MORE