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Welcome to Devils Lake North Dakota Tourism!

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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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

Devils Lake Guides Treat Guests to Memories and Fish Stories - Posted 7/18/16

Devils Lake, the lake and city with the same name in north-central North Dakota, caters to residents from every state and many countries every year.  The word “cater” brings up images of food, and that food comes from the lake itself, one of the most diverse fisheries in North America.  Most guests come for the […] [...] READ MORE

40th Annual Devils Lake Chamber Tournament Winners Share Secrets - Posted 6/28/16

With fishing tournaments, the only “given” is that things will change.  At the 40th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament, June 24-25, the difference maker was Mother Nature.  She forced a few adjustments to make the tournament safe for all 114 teams. With forecasts of strong winds, tournament director Johnnie Candle and the committee along […] [...] READ MORE

Day 1 results (Final Results) - Posted 6/24/16

Tm# Team Name Team Town Day – 1  # of Walleye Day – 1 Total LBS of Walleye 114 Eric Hanson & Virgil Nogowski Lisbon ND & Gwinner ND 5 24.81 1 Jarvis Kaderlik & Michael Kaderlik Bismarck ND & Madison Lake MN 5 21.27 16 Don Denning & Jacob Denning Fargo ND 5 20.98 […] [...] READ MORE


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