Eight of us went to Devils Lake, ND last week for the first time and had a great time. We went with Bry's Guide Service and stayed at their lodging called Fish Rehab Lodge. The accommodations were very nice. Both days we fished from Bry's Snobears with four in each Snobear. We were a little apprehensive that the Snobear might be a bit crowded but they were very comfortable. They're arranged with 2 swivel seats on one side and a bench along the other side. The guide takes the front seat while driving us out, lowers the Snobear down onto the ice, drills four holes and then leaves to fish from a portable pulled behind the Snobear. He'd check in with us every 15 minutes or so and come back to move us if fishing was slow.
The first day we fished Lake Alice, which is connected to Devils Lake, but about 35 minutes from Bry's. The lake is only 8' deep maximum and we fished for walleyes in several spots but never in more than 5'. Nothing big and only 22 walleyes total. Perch fishing had been slow recently, but our guide, Patrick, was excited to hear from a fellow guide on our way back to the lodge. The other guide had scouted on his day off and located the perch that afternoon.
The second day we fished for perch on Devils Lake about 10 minutes from the lodge in 31'. The perch fishing was much
better with 127 total. The largest we got was about 12.25" and looked like it swallowed a tennis ball. They are jumbo! We had a couple that size and most of the rest were 10-11".
It was my first time to Devils Lake and I'd highly recommend Bry's Guide Service. The lodging, guides and Snobears were all great. They provide all the fishing gear, bait, Vexilars for each hole and clean all the fish. All you have to do is show up.