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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When North Dakota makes the weather news, anglers with their eyes on Devils Lake know it’s not business as usual. The Christmas blizzard kept most fishermen off the lake, but travel remains possible with tracked-vehicles. The Devils Lake guide services have been venturing out with clients, but travel has been limited. The fishing is “OK,” […] [...] READ MORE
Anglers will soon begin their annual return to the surface of Devils Lake, the lake made famous by so many happy anglers. In fact, the popular Perch Patrol guide service kicks into high gear Monday, Dec. 16. Zippy Dahl of the Perch Patrol said, “We’re really looking forward to a good year.” He based his […] [...] READ MORE
The lake and town with the same name, Devils Lake, North Dakota, seem to have been made with one purpose in mind – fishing. With seasons open 12 months of the year, the open water transition to ice seems to be just a shrug of the shoulders. Anglers park their boats, hook-up ice houses and […] [...] READ MORE
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