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Welcome to Devils Lake North Dakota Tourism!

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 Waterfowl & Fishing Seasons Going Great Guns - Posted 9/29/18
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“It’s happening now, and will only get better,” said Kyle Blanchfield, owner of Northern Flight Guide Service.  He was speaking about the duck and goose hunting seasons that recently opened.  With 30 years in the field, he is one of the most experienced waterfowlers in the Devils Lake region of North Dakota. He also owns […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Surprises Once Again; Walleyes Lurking in Super Deep Water - Posted 8/08/18
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Devils Lake – Every angler from second place to last place applauded the winner of the recent National Walleye Tour held on Devils Lake.  They did so because he towed his Lund 2075 Pro-V 1,300 miles to get to a lake he had never fished in a state he had never visited.  They did so […] [...] READ MORE

42nd Annual Chamber Walleye tournament – day 2 results - Posted 6/23/18
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Weigh in starts at 3:00 today. We will be streaming the weigh in live. Day 2 results here. [...] READ MORE

42nd Annual Chamber Walleye Tournament – Day 1 Results - Posted 6/22/18
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Weigh in starts at 3:00 pm today.   Click here to view the day 1 results (we will periodically update). [...] READ MORE

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