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February2013

Devils Lake CVB Launches Mobile Website

Posted: February 16, 2013

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Devils Lake, ND – The Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the launch of the official mobile travel site to the Devils Lake area at http://www.devilslakend.com. Visitors now have on-the-go access to updated events, accommodations, restaurants and fishing reports. The site is compatible with all mobile devices with internet access. When navigating to devilslakend.com from a mobile device, the new mobile website will automatically appear. There is an option at the bottom to launch the full versions of the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Economic Development websites for more information.

“In this day and age, tech-savvy visitors want instant access to destination information whether they are in the planning stages of a vacation to the Devils Lake area or they are already here,” said Suzie Kenner, Director of the Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau. “By developing a fast, easy to navigate site we can provide quick, convenient and user-friendly information on our destination. Devils Lake is nationally known as a bucket list destination for fishing and waterfowl hunting, and the mobile site will give users fast access to our fishing reports while on the lake or before they head out on the water or ice.”

The site is useful for newcomers orienting themselves to the area searching for places to eat or things to do. The site is also handy for those living in the area, with direct access to the area’s calendar of events.

For more information on the Devils Lake CVB mobile site visit http://www.devilslakend.com.

Catch it all in Devils Lake!

 

Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, PO Box 879, Devils Lake, ND 58301. Suzie Kenner can be reached at suzie@devilslakend.com  or 701.662.4903 for questions or comments.

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Good News: Devils Lake Open from One End to the Other

Posted: February 11, 2013

Devils Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament

For the first time in several years, contestants fishing the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce walleye tournament will be able to pass under bridges.  “This means they can fish wherever their boats will take them,” said tournament director Johnnie Candle.

“Another new concept in and around Devils Lake is that the roadwork will be completed, paved and back to normal,” he added.  Rising water has created havoc and headlines as Devils Lake, with no outlet, increased in size from 40,000 acres in 1992 to covering approximately 180,000 acres of North Dakota today.

The Chamber tournament now in its 37th year will run Friday and Saturday, June 21 – 22.   Last year’s winners Jason Ramberg and Travis Clemens will be back.  Ramberg, from Langdon, ND, said, “With the lake wide-open, anglers will spread out and fish their favorite spots.  Many of the teams that stayed away due to roads and limited boundaries will be back.  This is the most enjoyable tournament we fish.”  His partner for the past 15 years is from Velva, ND, and Clemens said, “It’s a major accomplishment to win with the great field of anglers; they’re all friends.”  He also added, “Stick to a game plan, and don’t chase memories.”  The winners earn $5,000 guaranteed.

Flying 3,000 miles from Anchorage each year is Matt Perleberg.  He grew up in North Dakota, and uses the tournament as an excuse to get home.  He said, “The salmon and halibut fishing is great in Alaska, but I can’t get enough of my favorite — walleye fishing.”

Clark Williams has fished nearly every Chamber tournament, with third, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and tenth place finishes.  “My partners and I have done well, and we’ve also bombed,” he said, “I like the fact that every year I meet new people and make new friends.  Yeah, there’s the competition and the need to put together a pattern, but it’s the camaraderie I like.”  With the great fishing and ability to fish everywhere, he also expects more teams to enter.

The specifics of the tournament are two days of fishing, with Sunday, June 23 reserved as a “blow day.” The possession limit is six walleyes in the boat, with each team weighing five walleyes.  There is no upgrading (culling) in this tournament.  There are also prizes for other species and the incentives for entering early (by March 31) are very attractive.  The entry fee is $275, which includes a banquet.  All ages are welcome; one team member must be at least 18 years old.  Artificial and live bait are permitted.  Boats must be washed, cleaned, dried and inspected for aquatic nuisance species prior to launching before tournament pre-fishing.  The biggest walleye each day is worth $500.  The largest pike each day pays $250, and the heaviest perch and white bass award is $100 daily.

Tournament Director Johnnie Candle, a professional walleye angler, Championship winner and full-time promoter said, “I enjoy being on the other side, making this event better for everyone by listening to the anglers and making the tough calls, when needed.”  He especially likes the fact that many teams are father-son or grandpa-granddaughter or husband-wife teams.  “This year, it will be back to the original concept of a big tournament with a local feel,” he said.  “The teams heading out from Graham’s Island State Park each day are some of the best walleye fishermen in North Dakota.” To download the tournament application, click here or call 701-662-4903 to have one mailed to your address.

Devils Lake has one of the highest-tech fish-cleaning stations in North America.  It’s located just south of Ed’s Bait Shop on Hwy 20 (south of the city of Devils Lake), and free to the public.  The 20 x 32 building can handle 15 anglers at one time.  It has two grinders, a separate clean-up sink, regular and  handicapped bathrooms, is heated (A/C for summer), has plenty of parking for trucks and trailers and is well-lit.

Devils Lake ice and open-water fishing guides target perch, walleyes and pike.  They make every first-time angler feel like this is home, and the thousands of anglers who return year after year to fish with the same guides know that’s the case.  For Devils Lake guides, winter ice conditions or the summer “bite,” activities, fish-cleaning station (open all year), lodging, resorts and restaurants, check www.devilslakend.com, or call 701-662-4903.

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Devils Lake, ND News
Contact Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau for Info/Interviews
Suzie Kenner, Executive Director Devils Lake CVB
701-662-4903

 

 

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Game Wardens Association to Give Scholarship

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The North Dakota Game Wardens Association has a $300 scholarship available for a graduating high school senior entering college in fall 2013 who enrolls in fisheries or wildlife management with an emphasis on law enforcement.

Applicants must be North Dakota residents and have maintained a 3.25 grade point average. The scholarship will be awarded to the student upon proof of enrollment in college.

Applications are available by contacting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at 328-6604; or email ndgf@nd.gov. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 10, 2013.

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ShiverFest 2013

Posted: February 6, 2013

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ShiverFest 2013 is right around the corner. February 15-17 in fact. Click here for all the details!

It’s a fun-family weekend. Make sure to attend!

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