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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Devils Lake, ND – Mother Nature and Devils Lake have a bumpy marriage. More than a century ago, paddle wheelers were operating on these North Dakota waters. Then, the lake shrunk to about 40,000 acres by the early 1990’s. Since then, Devils Lake quadrupled in size. This spring, Mother Nature will add even more water, […] [...] READ MORE
Jeff “Boomer” Stelmach & Jordan Blommer Since 2014, Blue42 has grown the Visit Devils Lake Facebook page from 4,391 fans to over 33,000 fans today and has us reaching a daily engagement of over 9,200 people. In the year 2016, we reached over 3.3 million impressions on Facebook alone! The Devils Lake Area Chamber of […] [...] READ MORE
The Devils Lake 41st annual Chamber Walleye Tournament total cash and prizes are the largest in history at $61,000. The winning team is guaranteed $6,500, a $1,500 increase over past seasons. The June 23-25 weekend has been a special homecoming, vacation and reunion for teams that return for the fun, friendship and fishing. [Find all […] [...] READ MORE
After one year of careful planning and a commitment to his goal, Blake LaFleur finally caught THE fish he was targeting. The magic occurred the day before Valentine’s Day. He caught what will likely be the new IGFA line-class world record white bass on Devils Lake. Located in north-central North Dakota, Devils Lake is known […] [...] READ MORE