Perch Patrol Fishing Report Dec 20th
Category: fishing reports
Dec 28th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Dec 28th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
by Steve – Zippy Dahl
Sunday, December 20th 2015
Hey Everybody! It has been a long fall! Now that’s a major understatement! The effects of the Elnino winter have been felt by everyone hoping to go ice fishing and they have impacted us on Devils Lake as well. But we have good news! We have fish-able ice on parts of Devils Lake and some smaller lakes in the area and the fishing so far has been outstanding! Walleye fishing has
been steeling the headlines lately but some of our guides have cashed in on some pretty impressive perch fishing as well.
The main parts of Devils Lake finally has iced over with the exception of East Devils Lake. So, the main lake is going to need some time to build some ice before anyone can venture out and fish these parts. But the western parts of the lake have had ice for close to a month now and we have found 6 to 9 inches of ice on the places we have been fishing. The Perch Patrol Guide Service uses extreme caution as best we can and we will not guide on less that 6 inches of ice. We appreciate the guests that had early trips planned and chose to reschedule later in the season.
We do have guests fishing with us (started yesterday) and as I type this, and our guide season is under way! Below are some photos of our from yesterday and some perch photos from last week from our guides Nick, Brett, Tanner, and Tanner. My God we sound like a law firm! These guys have been the boots on the ice doing most of the fishing and checking ice while some of us have been doing sport shows. I want to Thank them for all their efforts so far and because of them we are confident we can begin our guide season safely.
So, we are up and running! The fishing has been awesome so far and we look forward to having our whole crew hitting the ice on December 27th. Yes, we will be on 4 wheelers, snowmobiles, Polaris Rangers, for quite a while but we are FISHING by God, and that is more than most destinations can say right now.
We would like to wish everyone and Merry Christmas and tell everyone to be safe out there!