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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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Shiverfest Date: 2/20/16 Time: 08:00AM
Shiverfest Date: 2/21/16 Time: 08:00AM
40 Years and Stronger than ever: Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament - Posted 1/29/16

The 40th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament, with $60,000 in prizes, is slated for June 24-25. The North Dakota event attracts 2-person teams from across the Midwest, all vying for the $5,000 guaranteed first place cash prize. Last year’s walleye winners, Jarvis and Mike Kaderlik, netted 47.99 pounds. The father-son team from Mankato (dad […] [...] READ MORE

16th Annual ShiverFest - Posted 1/14/16

The 16th Annual ShiverFest will be taking place soon! Details are now out. ShiverFest is a hodge-podge of events that happens every 3rd weekend in February. It has grown over the years, and in 2010 Devils Lake hosted the 10th annual event. Some events stay from year to year, and other events come and go. […] [...] READ MORE

Lake Alice Access Map - Posted 1/08/16

New this year is the opening of Lake Alice to public ice fishing. Please see the following picture on Lake Alice to find out how to access the ice and where to park. Lake Alice Access Map [...] READ MORE

The Wait is Over…Devils Lake Ice Season is On!! - Posted 12/31/15

Devils Lake, the huge lake in north-central North Dakota, and a favorite of ice fishermen, is finally fishable. The experts said this about the fishing action the past couple days: Zippy Dahl, Perch Patrol, on their main quarry, “Perch fishing has been phenomenal this week. Lots of limits. Fish are in 14 to 28 feet. […] [...] READ MORE


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