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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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39th Annual Chamber Walleye Tournament Information

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Final Results for the 39th Annual Chamber Walleye Tournament





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‘Incredible’ Devils Lake Summer Points to a Great Fall Season - Posted 10/07/15

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

Devils Lake Area Local Ducks to Offer Good Opener - Posted 9/02/15

Devils Lake is known for walleyes and ducks. Or, maybe it’s perch and ducks. Either way, the North Dakota Community (and lake of the same name) draws outdoorsmen from far and wide. With the fishing season rolling along, and the spectacular fall “bite” about to pick up, Devils Lake also is getting ready to host […] [...] READ MORE

2015 Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Tournament Produces Amazing Results - Posted 6/30/15

How did the Team in the Smallest Boat Win the Top Prize! They slugged it out on North Dakota’s magical walleye factory, Devils Lake, June 26 and 27. The lake is so popular that the number of teams entered this year, 112, was a 36 percent increase over 2014. Walleye anglers love their boats, and […] [...] READ MORE

Final results are in for the 39th annual Chamber Walleye Tournament - Posted 6/28/15

The final results have been tallied for the 39th Annual Chamber Walleye Tournament. Click here for results. For all tournament information click here.   Thank you to all those that fished the tournament, volunteered their time to help out at the tournament and to those that came to watch the weigh-ins! [...] READ MORE


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