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Perch numbers are definitely up!

Turn out the lights the party’s over…The 2012 ice fishing season came to an abrupt end this past week and put an end to one of the best ice fishing seasons in the history of Perch Patrol Guide Service.  Record high temperatures all week long, wind and the lack of freezing at night, were all contributing factors that made for unsafe ice conditions on Devils Lake.  We have never seen our ice go so fast as it did this past week.  We went from driving our vehicles on Monday, to ATV’s on Tuesday, to quitting on Thursday.  I talked to a few local diehards last night that were walking out yesterday (Saturday) and they said by the end of the day they could feel the ice flexing as they walked and they were all very happy to get back on shore yesterday afternoon. It is time to be done!!!  No fish is worth a potential tragedy.

We want to Thank all of our guests that made the trip to Devils Lake to fish with us this season.  We had a phenomenal season.  Not every group hammered them but a large majority of you had some pretty incredible fishing.  The perch numbers are definitely up from what they have been in the past and of course our walleye fishing and northern pike fishing is still some of the best on the planet.

We also want to encourage those of you that we had to cancel this past week.  It was one of the tougher phone calls to make because we know how much the people in your party looked forward to coming up here and fishing.  We hope you will strongly consider rescheduling for next season.

We also want to encourage all of our guests to come and fish with us this summer.  All of the guides on the Perch Patrol guide for Mitchell’s Guide Service based out of Woodland Resort.  All of us run 20 foot boats and can handle groups of 2 or 3 people in our boats.  We mainly target walleyes, northern pike, and white bass.  The perch for the most part, get the summers off!

This is our last fishing report for this ice fishing season.  If you would like to continue reading fishing reports all summer long we would like to invite you to visit the Mitchell’s Guide Service web site at www.fishdevilslake.net

Again, we would like to Thank all of you for coming and fishing with us this season and we hope to see you again very soon!!!

Courtesy of Perch Patrol Guide Service.

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