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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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The Good Old Days are Back - Posted 3/21/19

  March 21, 2019: “This spring will be a throwback to the good old days,” said angling educator, world walleye champion and Devils Lake guide Johnnie Candle.  He was speaking of the extensive snow pack and anticipates a large influx of water for the first time in nearly four years. He said, “What makes it […] [...] READ MORE

Ice Angler’s Bucket List – Late Ice on Devils Lake - Posted 2/25/19
Cody Roswick with a nice Devils Lake jumbo perch

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – February 25, 2019 – “It’s the best big-fish, fun-time of the year,” said Woodland Resort owner Kyle Blanchfield about Devils Lake late ice fishing action. With some of the most brutal storms, snow and cold “in a generation” (-35 on many days) according to local North Dakota weather forecasters, anglers are […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Walleye Tournament Number 43 set for June 21-23 - Posted 2/21/19

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – February 21, 2019 – Anglers are already making plans for the 43rd Annual Devils Lake Walleye Tournament. This North Dakota community knows how to throw a fishing party.  Dates are June 21-23, 2019.  Many teams return to what they call a “homecoming.”  Some have fished almost since the beginning. What was […] [...] READ MORE

Winter Plowing Map - Posted 2/20/19

February 20, 2019 – This is a rough draft of where the plow made access points on Devils Lake. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE and DO NOT fish on the trail system. The trail is provided to help gain access onto the lake. Please park as far to the side as possible (or off the trail if […] [...] READ MORE


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