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Early Devils Lake Open Water Beckons; Seasons Never Close.

When the North Dakota sunshine finally forces the ice to retreat, it’s time to head to Devils Lake for walleyes and pike. The fishing seasons are open year-round. The fish have spawning on their pea-sized brains. Pike and walleyes move near shore and to current areas about mid-April every spring…

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Devils Lake Officially Open for Ice Season

It’s early to be proclaiming safe ice all across Devils Lake, but the walkers are venturing out…and catching fish. Nick Fautsch from Nick’s Guide Service said, “Wear cleats, carry a rope and have a set of ice picks around your neck, just in case.” Nick concentrates on the west end where 7 to 9…

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The Best is Yet to Come

Can the Devils Lake walleye action get any better than it has been all season so far? The answer according to guides and buoyed by biologist’s summer test netting is a resounding, “Yeah, Man!!” What that means is simple – Keep Devils Lake on the radar for walleye fishing within the next several…

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Sunshine and Spinners

The 4 th of July is officially behind us and water temps along with air temps are on the rise. Most people consider this the “Dog Days of Summer” and the official slowdown of the walleye bite until fall temps make an appearance in a few months. This occurrence of a staggering walleye bite doesn’t…

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Shore Fishing Capitol of the World

Spring has finally sprung here on the prairie and that means one thing for avid outdoorsmen, it’s time to pull the long rods out of storage and start chasing walleyes. North Dakota has a very generous walleye season where it is open 365 days a year, so that means upon first ice out it is go-time to…

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Springtime is Devils Lake Walleye Time

When the Devils Lake fishing calendar flips to Spring, good things happen. Walleye fishing peaks in April, May and June on this North Dakota lake nestled adjacent to the city with the same name. With abundant snow this past winter, the lake is projected to rise another couple of feet. The lake…

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Spring Fever Cure

Hard to believe it is already April and we still have the lingering effects of winter here in the Lake Region. With the power of the springtime sun it won’t be long before we start to notice that white stuff on the ground we call snow start to disappear. For those patiently waiting for the 160,000…

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Now’s the Time

If Forrest Gump was sitting on a park bench in Devils Lake, North Dakota, he might say, “My Mama always said in winter, people talk about spring fishing. In spring, it’s all about summer. In summer, they plan for fall. And, in fall, their heads are full of perch ice fishing talk.” Forrest is not…

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