Spirit Water Inn Resort's Newsletter

Waterfowl Season at Spirit Water Inn

May 20, 2015

​Greetings from Spirit Water Inn Resort, on the western shore of Devils Lake, North Dakota.We are gearing up for a busy October. North Dakota Game and Fish reports that Goose hunters can expect another good fall flight based on biologist observations. Opening day for North Dakota residents to hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers is Sept. 27. Nonresidents may begin waterfowl hunting in North Dakota October 4.All migratory bird hunters are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting. Hunters who purchase a license through the state Game and Fish Department website (gf.nd.gov) or instant licensing telephone number (800-406-6409) can easily get HIP certified.You can access the 2008 North Dakota Waterfowl Hunting Guide for season regulations including dates, bag limits and nonresident hunting units at (gf.nd.gov).We still have some openings here at Spirit Water Inn for the October hunting season but don’t delay, call soon. We are looking forward to...

Spring has Sprung

May 20, 2015

​Hello folks. The ice is gone all over the lake. Our guide Leonard is out test driving his new Lund Pro V today and reports action with slow moving presentations around Devils Lake. Guests are beginning to arrive for summer fun. We'll have access for boat launching at our private facility very soon and some public access is open now. So come on up. We have a few trailer sites available for the season with full hookups, sewer, water and electric near the boat launch in Minnewaukan. 1-877-305-1528. Toll free. Catch me on the cell when I'm out and about at 701-351-4278.We are refurbishing several of our houses and cottages to offer more guests excellent opportunities so call soon to reserve or upgrade to our newly available lodging choices.Our reception office and service facility is now at 171 Main Street East in our Minnewaukan Motors building adjoining the gas pumps. This is on you left when you enter town from the newly routed US 281 and State Route 19!! "Red Phones" are still...

Plenty of ice for some great fishing adventures this winter

May 20, 2015

​Greetings from Spirit Water Inn on the western shore of Devils Lake. We are weathering a January cold snap that tests the grit of North Dakotans. As much as we complain about the frigid temps, we know it only lasts a while and we know it is making the ice good and thick for the fishermen.People are driving on the lake in pretty much all areas. There are plowed roads to follow in many areas. Expect 24-28” of ice. I haven’t heard of anyone needing an extension for their auger yet.Latest hot spots close to the resort include the golden highway, 1 mile and 3 mile humps off the Minnewaukan boat landing, Winchester Island and culverts by old 281. Anglers have had good luck by the Towers, Hog Bay and North 6-Mile Bay.If you are targeting perch, stay in water 30 ft or deeper. Walleyes are biting on minnows with a gold rattle bait. Northern have been fun to catch on tip-ups with smelt or herring.Take advantage of our lower winter lodging rates and experience some great Devils Lake...