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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June 24 – 26, 2016 The Devils Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament is much more than a long-running community event. It highlights the lake’s bounty with special cash awards for the largest walleye, northern pike, white bass and perch daily. This year marks the 40th year of the tournament and we are excited for June to […] [...] READ MORE
It’s that time of year when ice fishermen become antsy. They have their rods rigged, new tackle purchased, the shelter ready to go, and vacation plans made. The only ingredient missing is ice, but standby, a solid covering of ice has never missed a year at Devils Lake, North Dakota. The average ice cover forms […] [...] READ MORE
Devils Lake, ND – The Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau and Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to launch a new and improved community events calendar at http://events.devilslakend.com/. Visitors and local residents can now access a listing of community events that is mobile friendly and interactive. As a visitor to the […] [...] READ MORE
Going from summer to fall on Devils Lake means two things: the fishing only gets better. And, anglers add a layer or two of clothing. After a season that was termed “incredible” by guide and walleye champion Johnnie Candle, he can’t wait to get on the lake each day as the fall season moves forward. […] [...] READ MORE