Devils Lake Fishing Guide

Devils Lake Fishing Guide

Devils Lake Fishing Reports

August 3rd 2017 Devils Lake Fishing Report

Fishing is great! Devils Lake and NE South Dakota have produced very consistent catches so far this month and enjoying some stable weather. The fishing report is very good!  Fin-Hunters is catching lots of “eater” walleyes and finding some very nice fish. Tactics...

July 24th Devils Lake Fishing Report

July 24th Devils Lake Fishing Report

Your mid-summer Devils Lake fishing report is good as usual!  Fin-Hunters is catching lots of "eater" walleyes and finding some very nice fish "catch and release" walleyes in the mix as well.  Predominately trolling bottom bouncers and spinners, but trolling...

Devils Lake Fishing Report 7/8/17

Devils Lake Fishing Report 7/8/17

What a season its been!  Despite some up-and-down weather and lots of wind, Fin-Hunters has found late June and early July fishing to be good under anyone's standards!  Good catches and finding comfortable locations protected partially from the wind has been...

Devils Lake Fishing Photos

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Devils Lake Fishing Guide – The Story Behind the Lake

Devils Lake basin and Stump Lake are several of North Dakota’s largest natural lakes. Currently over 200,000 acres and more than 90% undeveloped its big water. Devils Lake North Dakota is a “closed basin” lake (one with no river inlet or outlet) within the Red River-Hudson Bay drainage system. The region’s surface runoff flows through many small coulees and lakes and is collected by Devils Lake and adjacent Stump Lake. There it remains until it evaporates or enters the ground water table. Since its inception during the glacier period, Devils Lake has been either rising or falling over the last 10,000 years. Geologic evidence shows that the water level in Devils Lake has fluctuated widely from completely dry (about 1400 feet mean sea level) to overflowing into the Sheyenne River (about 1459 feet). The level of Devils Lake dropped significantly through the great drought of the 1930’s and finally reached a historical low of about 1402 feet (only 2 feet deep) in 1940. Since that time the lake has been rising in a somewhat erratic fashion, with years of decline and increases.  Above average fall rains in 1993 and heavy spring snowfall in 1994 caused Devils Lake to rise 5 feet in only six months. The lake has steadily risen each year since, over 24 feet in total.

Devils Lake fishing is outstanding year-round for a number of species which includes walleye, perch, northern pike and white bass. The lake is very fertile and has the “groceries” to grow big fish in short order making it a premier fishery in the United States. Its common to catch good numbers of fish in Devils Lake and the size can be spectacular! An interesting fact,  that fish can travel from the east end of Stump Lake all the way to Cando, ND which is over 80 miles!  Devils Lake has so many large bays, small bays, fingers, narrows, bridges, and large basin’s it really fishes like several lakes in one.  It has a lot of submerged trees, rocks, gravel bars, old fence lines, and even submerged farm machinery! Fin-Hunters Guide Service will keep you safe from hazards and help you find the shallow bite in spring, mid-lake structure in the summer, and deep rock relating fish in the fall.  That said, call Fin-Hunters Devils Lake Guide Service, to help you find great action and enjoy your time on the water.

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Thank you for checking out our Devils Lake fishing guide service information page.  We strive to not only provide a safe and enjoyable fishing experience, but a memorable one as well.   Please check back often as this page updates frequently with new Devils Lake fishing reports, photos, videos, and more.  So come see what the lake is all about and contact Fin Hunters, you’re premiere Devils Lake fishing guide for all species in the area.