Hotels for Sportsmen, Fishing Report, Water Levels

Devils Lake Hotels Caters to Sportsmen: Fish Cleaning Stations are a Standard Amenity
It’s possible the community of Devils Lake has more fish-cleaning stations per capita than any other resort region. 
Four hotels with fish-cleaning stations attract sportsmen and keep them coming back. “They love it,” Rick Smith, manager of Sleep Inn said, “It gets a ton of use.” Fireside Inn assistant manager Jocelyn Miller said, “Our guests really enjoy our facility.” Levi Vilandre, manager of SunLac Inn said, “Our fish grinder can handle anything, and has brought us more customers.” Brandi Kuk at the newest motel, the Cobblestone, said, “Quite a few guests have told us they stay here because of our state-of-the-art fish-cleaning station.”
The heated and air-conditioned fish-cleaning stations also handle pheasant and waterfowl hunters. All are heated for the ice fishing crowds and air-conditioned for the rest of the year. Freezers are a standard feature… read more
Devils Lake Featured Accommodations – You’re Always Welcome!
Fireside Inn & Suites
701-662-6760 | website
Amenities include: free wifi, complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and spa, fish cleaning room and designated pet rooms. Appetizers in the guest lounge and two free drink tickets for guests over 21. Meeting rooms available. Privately owned with personalized services and rates.
Holiday Inn Express
701-665-3200 | website
Amenities include: hot buffet breakfast, free guest laundry, free wireless internet, fitness room, heated indoor pool and hot tub, microwaves / refrigerators / coffee makers in room. Meeting space available. Exemplary customer service and IHG Reward Club.
Sleep Inn & Suites
701-544-1111 | website
Amenities include: pool and hot tub, fitness room, deluxe breakfast, manager’s alcohol social, fish cleaning station, freezer storage, dog kennels, semi parking. Meeting space available. Platinum award-winning hotel that truly enjoys serving their guests.
Fishing Report: Spring Fishing is Here!


Warmer weather has arrived and the fishing is picking up! We are seeing surface temps on Devils Lake hovering around that 45-50 degree range which means shallow water is key right now. It seems like the afternoons and evenings have been best for the bite after the water temps have warmed up from the sun throughout the day.
Right now is a great time to be fishing for pike and walleye on Devils Lake. If you are fishing from shore, pick a shallow area next to the rip-rap shorelines or find one of our coulees that are running…read more



Water Levels Rising; Fishing Outlook Promising
Mother Nature and Devils Lake have a bumpy marriage. More than a century ago, paddle wheelers were operating on these North Dakota waters. Than, the lake shrunk to about 40,000 acres by the early 1990’s. Since then, Devils Lake quadrupled in size. This spring, Mother Nature will add even more water, creating new shorelines in cattail marshes and farmland. 
That has anglers excited. Jason Mitchell, TV host and operator of a large guide service said, “Shore fishing can get really good and the shallow bays will load up with walleyes.” Aaron McQuoid, guide and owner of McQuoid’s Outdoors echoed this sentiment, “Whether you chase walleyes or northern pike, early season will be excellent. May is the best month for pole-benders.” Local guide and World Walleye Champion, Johnnie Candle said, “The expected rise in lake levels has me anticipating a very good Devils Lake fishing season.”
All three offered advice on fishing… read more
2017 Visitor’s Guide
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Visitor’s Guide Now features up-to-date reports with emphasis on the current fishing activity and ice conditions. It is also loaded with info about guides, resorts, lodging, casino, restaurants, ramps, fish-cleaning stations, ice tournaments and community events. For personal assistance, call 701-662-4903 and talk to a friendly Devils Lake resident who was probably on Devils Lake yesterday!
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