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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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Devils Lake Guides Make Every Day a Winner! - Posted 12/12/17

Devils Lake – Being the Number One North American ice fishing destination is an accolade that Devils Lake fishing guides take seriously.  They make sure each client receives more bang for the buck (and more fish).  Guides are on the ice daily.  They know where to go and what to do for the most successful […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Early Season Perch Fishing Prognostications Looking Good - Posted 10/26/17

Talk to the guys who are on the water more than 250 days per year, and they know what to expect.  Guides Jason Feldner and Mark Bry looked ahead to the upcoming ice season, and forecast another very good Devils Lake perch season. Perch are the fabled fish that grow to giant sized trophies in […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Waterfowl Season Looking Up - Posted 9/28/17

All signs are pointing to one of the best Devils Lake waterfowl season in many years.  This area of central North Dakota is blessed with lots of water, and this year, despite droughts further to the west, had abundant moisture. The owner of the oldest established waterfowl guide service in North Dakota, Kyle Blanchfield, said, […] [...] READ MORE

It Just Gets Better – Top Guides Describe Devils Lake: ‘Phenomenal, Incredible, Top-Notch, Crown Jewel’ - Posted 9/12/17

Devils Lake, ND – Devils Lake fishing gets better and better each season.  According to North Dakota fisheries manager Todd Caspers, “Not only does this lake demonstrate a stable situation, but it has a good, consistent mix of all sizes of walleyes, not just one dominating year-class.”  Guides agree, calling Devils Lake fishing, “Phenomenal, incredible, […] [...] READ MORE


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