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Johnnie Candle

To say Devils Lake has undergone some change would be an understatement as large as the lake itself.

In the past 25 years, Devils Lake has more than tripled in size. While this wreaked havoc on the citizens of the surrounding communities, it has been a blessing in disguise for the fishing.

With the high water came thousands of acres of new habitat. Flooded buildings, farm equipment, rock piles and road beds are now home to the walleye, pike, white bass, and perch that once roamed the featureless basin of the old Devils Lake.

The fishery as it sits now is one of the best in the country for all of the species that dwell beneath the surface.

These fish can be caught in any manner that you enjoy. Casting crank baits to gravely shorelines and under water structures and bobber fishing in the acres of flooded timber are two of the many techniques that have made Devils Lake famous.

The lake is truly a year round paradise as the fishing through the ice is just as good as it is in the open water months.

If you have never been to Devils Lake, it is a destination you have to visit at least once in your lifetime.