Devils Lake North Dakota Fishing Guide

Josh Ward

(701) 230-9352

Hooked Up Guide Service

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​​About Devils Lake

About your guide:

Beautiful Devils Lake boasts trophy walleye fishing, vast amounts of jumbo yellow perch, northern pike, and white bass.  If you're lucky, you may stumble upon a crappie or two.  Devils Lake is a world famous fishery an has been an ever changing body of water.  In 1993 the lake elevation was 1422.62 feet, cresting to a record elevation in 2011 at 1454.3 feet. Because of this drastic change in lake elevation, the structure of the lake is constantly changing.  Roads surrounding the lake have had to be raised multiple times over the years, with many roads being abandoned and closing after being swallowed by the massive lake.  Along with this, hundreds of square miles of farmland have succumbed to the water.  Many residents and houses have been displaced due to rising water.  Abandoned farmsteads, house foundations, sunken trees and roads have created a challenging yet exciting boating experience for visitors of the lake region.  The large expanse of Devils Lake, Stump Lake, Pelican, and multiple bays provide ample amounts of fishing opportunities for fisherman across the globe!

My name is Josh Ward and I was born and raised in the heart of lakes country in Minnesota!  I have had a passion for fishing my entire life! My father hooked me on fishing by bringing me to the fish house before I could even walk.  A life-long dream of mine has been to be a Devils Lake fishing guide.   I relocated to Devils Lake, ND in 2005 and have been learning and studying the lake ever since.  Every spare moment I have is spent fishing, and if I'm not fishing, I'm hunting.  I am married and have 2 young boys whom I'm excited to teach my skills to as they grow.  Both already enjoy spending every moment they can with me outdoors.  I look forward to sharing my love of fishing with every client I take out, and I will strive to provide the fishing experience of a lifetime!