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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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Ducks, Geese and Walleyes…All in the Same Day…Right Now!! - Posted 10/12/16

This is the magical time of year at Devils Lake, North Dakota.  Waterfowl season is open.  Walleye season is always open.  Birds are flying and fish are biting. The good news is this will continue until early December or first-ice.  “The duck hunting has been good, geese too, but the mass migration hasn’t yet kicked […] [...] READ MORE


On September 20th and 21st from 5:00-9:00 pm, law enforcement personnel across the state are asking for your tips, but it has nothing to do with crime and everything to do with serving the public. More than 100 law enforcement personnel will volunteer their time, hosting guests in Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bars across the […] [...] READ MORE

‘Pretty Good’ is How North Dakotans Describe One of the Top Walleye Lakes - Posted 9/02/16

As if the Devils Lake walleye populations wasn’t rated one of the best in the Midwest, this summer’s fisheries netting surveys proved, “All size groups had a bump in catch rates,” according to area biologist Todd Caspers.  The total number of walleyes caught per net this year was 24, compared to 18 last season, a […] [...] READ MORE

If You Want to Catch Pike, Devils Lake is the Place! - Posted 8/24/16

The best time to catch Devils Lake northern pike is now.  Or, when you can get there.  Many visiting anglers come from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the country to experience the amazing pike fishery.  Anglers fish Devils Lake, North Dakota 12 months of the year. In summer and fall, pike really cooperate. […] [...] READ MORE


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