Fishing Tournament

June 23-24, 2017 | Graham’s Island State Park

The Devils Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament is much more than a long-running community event.  It highlights the lake’s bounty with special cash awards for the largest walleye, northern pike, white bass and perch daily. This year marks the 41st year of the tournament and we are excited for June to come.


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Early Bird Winners

The early bird deadline is March 31, 2017.


Ed’s Bait Shop
Leading Edge Equipment
Leevers County Market
The Glass Shop
Woodland Resort

2017 Poster


41st Annual Tournament Details

The tournament dates will be June 23 & 24th.


Make sure to turn in your application by March 31, 2017 for your chance to win your tournament application fee back. Five winners will be selected. The five winning teams will receive tournament shirts from our five early bird sponsors. The tournament will be on a first-come, first-served basis, taking the first 125 teams.

Downlaod the Application Here

boat numbers will be given to teams in the order the applications are received, with boat #1 given to the winners of the previous year’s tournament.

The rules meeting will be Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm. You can register between 3:45 pm and 5:00 pm. The rules meeting will start promptly at 5:00 pm and your team must be registered before 5:00 pm or you will be disqualified.  All tournament events will be held at Graham’s Island State Park. We will welcome back local pro-angler Johnnie Candle as our Tournament Director again this year.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Johnnie Candle, or Suzie Kenner with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to visit with you. You can reach Johnnie at 701.371.9431 and Suzie by calling the Chamber office at 701.662.4903. We look forward to receiving your applications. Please make sure to book your accommodations as soon as possible. Click here to find the complete list of accommodations.

2017 Major Sponsors

The Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2017 Sponsors:


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2017 Prizes

Over $61,000 in prizes and payouts for the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce 41st Annual Walleye Tournament.

$6,500 1st place prize guaranteed
Cabela’s jackets to ALL participants
Early bird sponsors (5 winners picked April 1, 2017)
Largest Walleye
Largest Northern
Largest White Bass
Largest Perch
Largest Walleye & Northern Mount
Mixed Couple Award
Biggest Basket Award
Hot Seat Giveaway
Blake’s Marine Powered Up Award
7th Place
41st Place
Sleeper Award
End of the Line Award
Plaques to Top Teams
Top 20 Special Prize Giveaway
Northern Pike Shootout on Day 2

Northern Pike Shootout

The Northern Pike Shootout will take place on day 2.

It is a side pot with a $50 entry fee. Three northern pike can be weighed in on day 2. 100% payback from all money collected for the shoot out. 50% will go to the 1st place team, 35% to second place and 15% to third place.

Weekend Activities

FREE Kids & Family Fishing Clinic sponsored by the National Professional Anglers Association and Deutz Fishing right after the weigh in on Saturday afternoon. 1st 50 kids will receive rod/reel combinations.

More information for downtown activities coming soon. Please check back for details.

Fishing Family & Fun
  • 1

    Hike to the lookout tower at Sully’s Hill

  • 2

    Take in the history at Fort Totten historic site

  • 3

    Cross country ski/snowshoe at Grahams Island or Sullys Hill

  • 4

    Ride the bike trails

  • 5

    Window shop or shop downtown

  • 6

    Throw in a line along the great shores

  • 7

    Take a bird-watching excursion to Lake Alice natural wildlife refuge

  • 8

    Watch the sunset over Devils Lake