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The Devils Lake Chamber Announces a New Sponsor

Posted: March 30, 2016


The 40th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament just got bigger! The Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the addition of Ranger Boats to the tournament line up with their Ranger Cup program. Ranger Boats will pay the winner $1,000, if they are Ranger Cup qualified at the tournament held in June. The Ranger Cup is another addition to the great line up of sponsors to the walleye tournament.

Troy Morris, Ranger Boats Regional Sales Rep stated, “The annual Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament is a community event that attracts anglers to test their skills on one of the top world class fisheries in the Midwest. Ranger along with the local Ranger Boat dealership, Blake’s Marine, could not be more excited and proud to support this milestone event and our customers.”

The early-bird deadline is March 31, and of all teams entered then, five will be drawn for complimentary entry fees in the 2016 tournament.  A new rule to the tournament this year will be the boat number assignment. Boat numbers will be assigned in the order of applications received, with boat number one priority given to the previous year champions. As a special prize for the 40th annual tournament, the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce awarded the 40th entry a free entry to the tournament as well as tournament shirts to wear.

All team members will receive a Cabela’s jacket, and will be eligible for daily big fish and other prizes.

Largest walleye each day is worth $500 from Scheels and Farmers Union Oil.  The weigh-in ceremonies hosted by tournament director and world champion walleye angler Johnnie Candle will be streamed live.

Largest pike daily pays $250 from North Dakota Telephone Company and Horizon Financial Bank.  The day two northern pike shootout is an optional tournament for those out of contention after the first day.

Largest white bass pays $100 per day from Old Main St. Café and Mr. and Mrs. J’s and LaMotte’s Paint and Glass.  The largest perch each day is worth $100 from Blake’s Marine and Gerrells Sports Center.

Pooh’s Taxidermy will mount the largest walleye and pike caught.  State Farm Insurance awards $100 to the mixed couple with the highest weight.  Klemetsrud’s Plumbing and Heating will honor the largest walleye basket with $250.  A host of other special awards will be distributed by Slumberland Furniture, Creative Impressions, Jerome Wholesale, Sleep Inn & Suites, Bergstrom Electric, Proz End of the Line, Real Estate 7, Lake Region State College, Berkley and Scheels.  Lunch each day is provided by Leevers Foods, Flatlanders Sandwiches, Schwan Wholesale, Farmers Union Oil, and Walmart.

The tournament weigh-in will also stream live on the internet each day.

A special kid’s fishing clinic will be conducted by Professional Anglers after Saturday’s weigh-in at Graham’s Island State Park with goodies to be given away.  This event is sponsored by Rilos & Mimi.  Reel Fun Days will take place Saturday with downtown retail sidewalk sales, vendors, daytime entertainment, a street dance with 8th Hour playing into the evening and family entertainment. New to Reel Fun Days this year is the RibFest which will take place downtown in the late afternoon. Watch for details on this event on the Chamber of Commerce website.

Paula Vistad, Executive Director of the Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce stated, “Sponsors are a critical part of any fishing tournament.  When I started working on the Chambers Walleye Fishing Tournament I could only dream of someday having the sponsors that we do today.  Devils Lake is fortunate to have a community that stands behind its tournament, and it has now for 40 years.  It has just been in the last couple years we have picked up several new sponsors.  Ranger Boats is one of our newest sponsors and we couldn’t be happier to have Ranger on board with us.  Ranger is a company that we are proud to be presenting at our 40th Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament and we look forward to partnering with Ranger in years to come.”

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Devils Lake Wants to ‘See’ You! Send Pix; Win Coolest Cooler Giveaway!

Posted: March 1, 2016


There are at least 483 reasons to go to Devils Lake this summer.  Some put fishing at the top of the list.  But, family reunions, camping, hiking, bird-watching, concerts, shopping, meetings, picnics, rodeos, parades, Scout jamborees, conventions, dancing, fairs, festivals, weddings, and 466 other activities draw people to this north-central North Dakota area.

Your reason?  Doesn’t matter.  Just enjoy the new friends you’ll meet; have fun; take pictures. Post the photos on the Devils Lake Facebook or Instagram pages, and one winner will collect the Coolest Cooler loaded with more than $3,000 worth of Devils Lake lodging, guided fishing trips, concert tickets, meals, gift certificates, and much more.

Here’s how it works – Post a photo with a brief description of why you love Devils Lake (anything about the region) from May 1 to June 25.  Or, a photo of a past trip and why you want to visit the area again.  Use #devilslakend in your post.  Entrants must be at least 21 years old.

The winner will be drawn June 25, with the Summer Giveaway to take place August 10-14, with lodging at the brand new Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, fishing with Bry’s guide service and Mitchell’s guide service, four Rock‘n the Cove concert passes, another night’s lodging at the Spirit Lake casino, golf at Creel Bay Golf Course, gift certificates at the Ranch Steakhouse, Applebee’s, Old Main Street Café, Dunn Brothers coffee, Cenex, $150 Chamber Bucks and a cooler loaded with other great merchandise.

Devils Lake wants regular and new visitors to cool down with this summer contest.  For the latest news, guide services, lake conditions and map, lodging, restaurants, the 40th annual Chamber Walleye Tournament and everything about the region, check out


Official Details

May 1 – June 25, 2016


From May 1 – June 25, 2016, post on the Visit Devils Lake Facebook Page or Instagram Page a picture of your trip to Devils Lake and the reason you love it here. You can also post a statement about why you want to visit Devils Lake. Remember to use #devilslakend in your post for your chance to win the Coolest Devils Lake Summer Giveaway!

The Coolest Giveaway is for August 10-14, 2016 and is non-transferable. Must be 21 to enter.

(Once notified on the afternoon of June 25, you will have three days to claim your prize.)


Prize Includes:

Coolest Cooler
4-night stay at the brand new Cobblestone Hotel & Suites (Aug 11-14)
1-day fishing with Mitchell’s Guide Service – 8/12/16 (tips not included in prize)
1-day fishing with Bry’s Guide Service – 8/13/16 (tips not included in prize)
Full-Day pontoon rental from Woodland Resort – 8/14/16
4-Rock’n the Cove Concert Pass Tickets
Lunch provided on 8/14/2016 by the Cove Lakeside
$50 Gift Certificate to the Cove Lakeside
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort gambling bucks, one night stay and food certificates
2 – 18 hole plus cart rounds of golf at the Creel Bay Golf Course
$50 Gift Certificate to the Ranch Steakhouse
$50 Gift Certificate to Applebee’s
$50 Gift Certificate to Old Main Street Café
$10 Gift Certificate to Dunn Brothers Coffee
$50 Gas Card to Cenex donated by Farmers Union Oil
Beach towels from Decorated Wearables
$25 Gift Certificate to Ace Hardware
Bud Light & Ritas donated by Jerome Wholesale
Sam Adams Variety Pack donated by Schwan Wholesale
Bottle of Wine donated by Leevers County Bottle
Margarita Mix donated by the Liquor Locker
Fillet Knife donated by Berkeley
$150 in Devils Lake Chamber Bucks to be spent during your visit
Devils Lake beach bag, tumblers and can cozies

Total value of the Coolest Cooler Devils Lake Summer Giveaway retails for over $3,100.


Devils Lake, North Dakota…. The coolest destination for your summer fun!!


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