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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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40th Annual Devils Lake Chamber Tournament Winners Share Secrets - Posted 6/28/16
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With fishing tournaments, the only “given” is that things will change.  At the 40th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament, June 24-25, the difference maker was Mother Nature.  She forced a few adjustments to make the tournament safe for all 114 teams. With forecasts of strong winds, tournament director Johnnie Candle and the committee along […] [...] READ MORE

Day 1 results (Final Results) - Posted 6/24/16

Tm# Team Name Team Town Day – 1  # of Walleye Day – 1 Total LBS of Walleye 114 Eric Hanson & Virgil Nogowski Lisbon ND & Gwinner ND 5 24.81 1 Jarvis Kaderlik & Michael Kaderlik Bismarck ND & Madison Lake MN 5 21.27 16 Don Denning & Jacob Denning Fargo ND 5 20.98 […] [...] READ MORE

40th Annual tournament Live Feed Link - Posted 6/24/16

The live feed for day 1 of the 40th annual Chamber Walleye Tournament posted here for easy access!   [...] READ MORE

Channel A Shore Fishing Pier Close to Completion - Posted 6/08/16
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The Channel A Pier is another step closer to completion. The pier is in place with just minor details left to complete. Concrete work and signage is needed yet which should all be complete by the beginning of July. To get to the fishing pier, from Highway 2 west, head north on 75th Avenue and […] [...] READ MORE

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