Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota. It is the premier vacation destination in the state. You can find some of the finest fishing and hunting here, which will keep you busy for all 4 seasons of the year. The lake is about 122,000 acres and most of it is not developed.
Fishing is excellent for a number of species. Walleye, perch, northern pike, and white bass are caught in Devils Lake. Being a relatively shallow lake with excellent populations of forage, large fish are produced quickly in Devils Lake. Many pike over 10 pounds are caught every year. Walleye in the 6 to 8 pound class are common as well as some jumbo yellow perch. Most people target the pike, perch and walleye, but don’t forget about the white bass. There are lots of them and many white bass are caught over 3 pounds here. Devils Lake gives anglers a great place to getaway as well as an opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime.
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|Devils Lake||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.75||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|