Where? North Dakota
Why? If given a chance to visit Devils Lake, you should take it! It’s a fantastic spot for not only fishing but tourism in general! This lake is also known as the ‘Perch Capital’ of the US and offers enthusiasts a wide range of fish species, from northern pike to white bass and walleye, not to mention crappie.
Also, this lake happens to be one of the few salty lakes in the world, and with the steady rise of the water, it has become home to the common carp, a rough fish that negatively affects every ecosystem. With a low population density, North Dakota not only has phenomenal scenic fishing but more fish than people!
Best for: Ice, boat, and pier fishing
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Type of fish to catch: northern pike and walleye are the most popular, but you’ll also find many others.
Best time of year: Spring is the ideal time.
Places of interest: Fort Totten Historic Site, White Horse Hill, Creel Bay Golf Course, Spirit lake Casino, Hiking, Birdwatching, skiing, Graham’s Island State Park.
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