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Devils Lake Trip---Jan. 23-25?

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I'm planning a fishing trip with my dad for the end of Jan. and was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for places to stay. We mainly plan to focus on perch and walleye fishing so any fishing tips and locations would be greatly appreciated. thanks. bangNbulls-- jacobm55@gmail.com

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Im heading up on the Jan 30 for a weekend of fishing. This will be my first winter trip. I have stayed at the super 8 before and its not to bad for the price, and that hot tub is gonna feel great after a long day on the ice.

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Check out the posts from last year at this time.... there are all kinds of reccomendations there...

marine_man

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I always stay at the spirit lake casino and hotel,close to three hot meals, a nice shower and a beutiful view of the lake, not to mention I fish right out in front of it, and mission bay, fort totten is also good, black tiger bay is producing walleyes and northerns now, there is a good bite around jan around the bridge pillars also, your quest is limitless up there.

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I myslef always stay at WestBay resort, they have reasonable winter rates of $75-100 a night depeding on how many people in the cabin. Nice size cabins, cable tv, full kitchen. A little further out of town but nice and relaxing.

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I'm heading up there on Jan. 7th with small group. It will be my first time on the lake. We are going to give the lake a shot for a few days by ourselves and renting a perm the other day. I'll let you know how it goes. alden5@hotmail.com

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Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. I'm looking at the Great American Inn---anyone stay there? thanks.

bangNbulls

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Spirit Lake Casino and Hotel, Woodland Resort, and the Great American Inn are some good choices.

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Spirit Lake Casino and Hotel, Woodland Resort, and the Great American Inn are some good choices.

My girlfriend and I are planning on coming up for a weekend in the middle of March. This will be our first trip to Devils Lake. She wants to stay at the casino. Do they have a place to clean fish?? I was thinking that Woodland or Great American would be better suited for icefishermen. Maybe I'm wrong....

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Do they have a place to clean fish??

Yes, they have a indoor fish cleaning facility and fish cleaning service, Ice house rentals, bait & tackle, also you can rent augers and vexilars if needed.

I might be heading up there in a few weeks for my annual ice trip up there. We will be staying at my buddies uncles place probably though.

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For those of you new to Devils Lake, a little tip, don't be afraid to dig back into the trees, or just outside of them. You can actually go quite a ways back into the flooded trees and still be fishing 10-12' or more. You can catch some real nice fish back there, summer and winter. I remember one day in the summer where the wind was so bad (our kicker motor wasn't working to boot), so we eased our way into the flooded timber and tied off for lunch. We didn't spend even 5 minutes back there with a slip bobber/leech rig and landed a 25.5" walleye. In the next hour we caught 12 more between 3 people, ranging from 15" to 18". This was around noon-1 p.m. not to mention. Simple case and point, don't be afraid to move into the timber!!!!

Otis

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Thanks again for the info. I've made my reservation a GAI ---can't wait to catch some pigs. All I can do now is hope the fish and the weather cooperates. bNb

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I was fishing in hastings last month and a guy came down say he was going up yonder, and said he was taking an amtrack. it was like 400$ round trip and it paid for food and bed and what not. Can anybody tell me if he was right, because for $400 thats not too bad?

thnx

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Woodland Resort is the place that runs the perch express... check with them.. they'll be able to give you the correct rate from wherever you are.

marine_man

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I think if you look up Perch patrol that would list prices as well, but I may be mistaken

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Woodland Resort and the Great American Inn are well suited for ice fishermen. You might want to check out Ackermanacres This is the newest resort on the lake and they really cater to fishermen.

Jeff Dosch

www.doschguides,com

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Pretty sure the casino does (never cleaned them there though), there's a bait shop there right next to the casino. Check the HSOforum.

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