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.
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
The 22nd annual Devils Run registration forms will be mailed out next week but if you would like to get a jumpstart on your registration you can download the form here. As soon as the schedule of events is finalized we will have our website updated with all the latest information. [...] READ MORE
DEVILS LAKE, ND. – It’s time again to celebrate our annual winter event – ShiverFest! The dates this year will be February 14-16, 2014. Friday kicks off with the Mikal Wakefield Memorial Hockey Tournament at our two arenas, which will continue all weekend. Saturday, Ackerman Acres will offer high flying, Olympic sized kites, starting at [...] [...] READ MORE