Saturday, December 28 2013 Fishing Report
Happy Holidays everybody! It has been another great week for the Perch Patrol Guide Service despite some of the weather we have been dealing with. The above photo was taken today as another weekend cold front hit us. Hats off to all of our guests that braved the 50 mph winds and near blizzard conditions. Another Hats off to Clam Outdoors that makes the Fish Trap Thermals and Jason Mitchell Thermals that keep our customers warm and comfortable and able to fish in these type of conditions. Although we kind of hunkered down today and didn’t move much, we were able to catch both perch and walleyes today until about 2 o’clock when the “lock jaw” seemed to set in for everyone.
We have had some great walleye fishing and perch fishing this week. Our best success has still been on the Northland Buckshot Rattle spoons tipped with a minnow head. For walleyes we have been doing the best on flooded structure namely points and humps and our best perch fishing has been in 28 to 34 feet of water. It has been a fun season so far as our ice conditions are now 20 inches and the lack of snow we have on the lake, has enabled all of us to really hit a ton of spots. It seems like everyday we find a new spot or two and the results have provided some pretty happy clientele.
The schedule for both the Perch Patrol Guide Service and Woodland Resort is really filling fast. The Perch Patrol does still have some openings the starting on Dec. 30th and a few openings through January 12th. We do have seven guides on the Perch Patrol and it takes a lot to fill us but we do have a ton of dates that are sold out. Best recommendations to give you is call the Perch Patrol Hotline and visit with Zippy and he will help you find some dates that will work. Woodland Resort is extremely busy and the lodging in January is very tight. They do have some room in February and probably more room in March, so keep that in mind. We have a ton of winter left and we do have incredible fishing that happens in both of those months. Other lodging options to be explored are Lakeview Lodge, which is not far from Woodland Resort or the city of Devils Lake has a lot of motels to choose from.
The word has spread through out the ice belt of the fantastic fishing on Devils Lake that we are experiencing. This is why things are so crazy busy up here. We don’t want to discourage you from planning a trip here but just want to understand how important it is to make your plans now and make your reservations. This schedule will sell out.
Below are some pictures from the last week. Not too shabby considering we had Dec. 24, 25, and 26th off for Christmas. Report courtesy of the Perch Patrol