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Old 04-02-2006, 08:27 PM
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Default Best Walleye Lakes in North Dakota

What are some of the best walleye lakes in N.D.? Also, what resorts are "top notch" ? Thanks, Badger Red
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:10 PM
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If I was you my first pick would be Devils Lake and Woodland Resort. Both are great
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:06 PM
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jeff:
great choice!
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:50 PM
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Default RE: Best Walleye Lakes in North Dakota

Sakakawea and Devils Lake are both excellent fisheries right now. My pick would be Sakakawea, since I fish that one more. Indian Hills and Dakota Waters are a couple of nice resorts in the mid-section of Sak.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:31 PM
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Devils lake and Sakakawea are a horse apiece. Both are awesome fisheries. Devils Lake (Woodland Resort) Sakakawea (Dakota Waters)
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:43 AM
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Me three on Devils lake and Woodland Resort. Here you can jig, crank, bottom bounce, bobbers in the trees....you name it and you could have success on any or all of the above on any given day.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the replies, now, after looking at the Woodlands resort website, doesn't it seem expensive for a weeks trip? For our group of 3 the motel room would be $180.00 per night and a cabin would be $240.00 per night(x 7 nights= $1680.00). If we tried the "super summer package" which includes 4 nights lodging, meals, and 3 days of guiding the price is $650.00 per person. I think Witch Bay on Lake of the Woods cost less than $1000.00 a week per person and is highly recommended by a number of WC regulars for their "fishing program", meals, and great service. Since I've never vacationed in North Dakota or fished Devils Lake this "package price" might be normal, but I think it seems expensive compared to other vacation areas. Please correct me if I'm wrong on the costs, it won't be the 1st time someone has had to "set me straight":banging: Thanks for the help!!
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:36 PM
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I'm not sure what Woodlands charges, but you did ask for "top notch". I go to Woodlands for lunch when I feel like treating myself.


If Woodlands is too expensive, you could try the Casino. Their is a free launch right at the casino, they have slips, not sure about availability, a rather new motel, c-store, restaraunts etc all right there on site - only 2-3 miles out of town, about 2 miles from Ed's Bait shop, which may be where you would buy live bait.

About the only thing they do not have at the Casino, is alcohol - it's a dry reservation.

If you'd like a very inexpensive option, Graham's Island State Park. You could camp in your camper, or tents, or one of the state owned sleeper cabins if available. They have showers for the campers, nice access, but no (very limited) docking area. You'll pull your boat out instead of park it and come back later. About 5 miles out of Devils Lake, which is where you'll find the restaraunts, bait shops etc.

There are several motels in town as well.

IMO - for a week long stay - balancing my lack of funds checkbook with desire to fish - I'd suggest the Casino, mainly due to slip. If you can get a dock space, it would be really nice not having to trailer your boat every day. The Casino motel also has a very, very nice pool and hot tub area. If your bringing a family, the pool would be where your children would want to swim.

Before coming up, buy your leeches by the pound - if you'll be up in the first half of summer - get more than a few lbs per angler.


Let us know if there are more questions.



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Old 04-03-2006, 07:03 PM
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As a resident of Devils Lake, I would have to agree, you either want top notch or cheap. And I used cheap on purpose there.

Woodland Resort is one of if not the finest place on the lake. They may be the only place that offers food, lodging, guiding, bait shop and alcohol all at the same place. The Casino is dry and no alcohol is permitted on site.

www.devilslakend.com is a great place to shop about the town without leaving home. The Davis Motel is the best compromise as far as a nice clean place to stay that isnít real expensive. There are a few others that are ok. We also have Days Inn, Super 8, Comfort Inn. You know what to expect from these, but they will be a little more expensive.

The guiding is the same way. You get what you pay for. I will not make this a commercial for my guide service, but to get what you are looking for from me, with no meals, I could find lodging for you and 3 days of guiding for $550 per person. The lodging would not be close enough to the lake to see the water, as it is with Woodland Resort, and you would have to drive around town to eat instead of walking to the bar and great restaurant on the water front.

If you would like help putting together a package, let me know (e-mail)or as I mentioned visit the web site and put it together yourself. I for one donít think the Woodland price is out of line at all for what you are getting. They are centrally located with an excellent guide staff. You will be well taken care of there.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:05 PM
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We always stay at the Davies motel in Devils lake. Inexpensive, but clean rooms, close to resturants and a variety of other stores. The casino is only about 5 miles away if thats of interest. I've stayed at the casino and it is a nice place,pool for the kids,good food pretty much everything you might need right there.
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