Devils Lake ~ North Dakota

Jason Feldner
PO BOX 191
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
701-351-1294
Email: percheyedl@yahoo.com 

 

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12/25/2010 Fishing Report
Well the Walleyes have been biting good this winter on the west end. we have 14 to 17 inches of ice with 3 ft. of snow. Fun! We have ordered 2 sets of tracts for our trucks so we can go any place we want without the snow being a factor. Chris should have his set by the 1st of the year and I should have mine by Jan. 10th. Kyle will be using my Polaris Ranger with tracks that seats 4 people with no problem. If you would like to see the tracks we are running go to www.americantrucktrack.com  and check them out. We will be unstoppable now. We still have a few openings this winter so don't wait to book. 4 nights lodging, 3 days fully guided for $415.00 per/person

Keep your lines tight and Merry Christmas and happy New Year

12/09/2010 Fishing Report
Hey guys hope you guys had a good fall. Well we have 10 to 13 inches of ice on the west end of the lake and about 10 inches of snow. Walleye"s are biting really good in the early A.M. and late P.M. Most the fish are coming in 6 to 10 ft. of water. Jigging spoons like the Lindy Flyer's are working well tipped with minnow heads. Tip-Ups with a #10 treble hook tipped with a minnow is working well also.
We do have some openings yet this winter if your interested, and a great Dec. special if you can make.

Keep your lines tight.
Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Cell: 701-351-1294
Or 701-351-8170

08/09/2010 Fishing Report
Hot Hot! The temps are hot along with the fishing. The new Lindy spinners are still number one on our guided trips. We are using the two hook harness tipped with 3/4's of a crawler. The best depth seem to be 10 to 12 foot of water along road beads and weed edges. For the best results we are using 1 1/2 oz bottom bouncers with the new Lindy spinners. Colors that work best for me is Perch, Blue Gill and Fathead minnow. Speed seems to be key at 1.2 to 1.4 MPH/ Fishing the first four hours and the last four hours of the day seems best. You will also run into Pike and Whitebass while pulling these spinners. KEEP YOUR LINES TIGHT!

Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Po Box 191
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
www.percheyes.com
percheyedl@yahoo.com
Home: 701-473-2533
Cell: 701-351-1294 Or
701-351-8170

08/02/2010 Fishing Report
Feldner wins final Western Division FLW qualifier wire-to-wire
Devils Lake Domination
By Brett Carlson -  31.Jul.2010

Pro Jason Feldner (right) and co-angler Don Karlgaard caught a five-fish limit Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces. Each won their respective divisions. (Photo by Brett Carlson)By Brett Carlson - 31.Jul.2010
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – As a full time guide, Jason Feldner spends over 200 days a year on Devils Lake, his favorite body of water. To say he’s in tune with its seasonal walleye migration is a severe understatement. But when the ice finally receded on Devils this spring, even he struggled with the high-water conditions.

After coming up empty in his traditional honeyholes, Feldner finally gave up and began treating Devils as a new body of water. Some of his favorite trees had been ripped away by the ice and other productive areas suddenly had an additional five feet of water on them. It took some time, but the Minnewaukan, N.D., native finally figured it out. He started putting his clients on good fish and then a few months later the FLW Walleye Tour rolled into town.   See Tourney Report below for the rest of the story....

Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Cell: 701-351-1294
Or 701-351-8170


05/26/2010 Fishing Report

May 24, 2010 — Gary Howey & Team Outdoorsmen Adventures member Scott Ulrich join Perch-Eyes Guide Service on Devil's Lake, North Dakota in the Spring to put the new Lindy Shadling to the test.

Outdoorsmen Adventures Television spent two days on the lake with Jason & Kyle of Perch-Eyes Guide Service pitching Lindy Shadlings and bringing in over 200 fish in just two days.  Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8end7USem4 to view the video.

Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Cell: 701-351-1294
Or 701-351-8170


04/26/2010 Fishing Report

     What an early spring. Last year at this time we still had ice on the lake. This year the Walleyes are just about done spawning in most areas. Fishing is starting to heat up. The current areas are still producing fish. Areas like the coulee bridges, six mile bay and where ever there is running water. Leeches seemed to be the anglers choice along with jigs tipped with plastics. Now that the docks are in at the boat ramp in Minnewaukan we are see more boats out ad about. Guys are catching fish pitching jigs along old Hyw 281 and any place that has rocks on the shore line. Again leeches and jigs with plastic are the key. Old hyw 281 is closed to truck traffic but you are allowed to walk, bike or take your ATV down them. there is a little water on top of the road, but for the people that put the rubber boots on and venture out are catching pike and walleye. With this early and warm spring are fishing is a good two weeks ahead. I would bet in the next 8 to 10 days the fishing will be second to none.

Keep your Line Tight


04/02/2010 Fishing Report
     Well I think the grip of winter is now departing us. We had our first claps of thunder this morning. As I look at the rain gauge it says about an inch. That should do it for the ice fishing. The shorelines are about done unless you want to plank out. My phone has been ringing off the hook. Are you guys flooded? I heard the town is under water? Do we still have a place to come. Yes we are still here and no we are not flooded. Yes we are getting a bit more water than last year. But not as much as they said so I think we will be fine for another year. So bring smiles and fishing gear and lets have some fun. Now back to the fishing. I have heard good reports from the few that are out ice fishing. Six mile bay, mission bay and the maulvee culee areas are doing good. We do have some run off coming into the lake around the bridge and culvert areas. Just in the last couple days I have seen some nice eyes being caught. Most guys are shore fishing or taking little boats out and putting them in over the rocks. Remember our best shore fishing months are coming up, end of April and May. We do still have some openings for Lodging and or guide service.

Thanks to all for a great winter season and we hope to hear from you soon.

Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Cell: 701-351-1294
Or 701-351-8170


01/09/2010 Fishing Report

     FISHING, it's up and down one day we will clobber them and the next day will just plain stink. Most of our walleyes are coming in that ten foot range. Tip-ups tipped with minnows and jigging spoons with rattles are working well. The key to catching big numbers of walleyes is moving allot during peak feeding times, A.M. and P.M. The mid day bite is slow and boring so if you get on the fish in the morning they should reappear in the late afternoon. Check out the fish these buddy's caught on our last guided trip. There was 14 of us and we limited out both days. WOW what a day. we still have a few opening's for the winter so quit wish'n go fish'n.

Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Cell: 701-351-1294
Or 701-351-8170

December 28, 2009 Fishing Report
We had our first group of 7 guys out today (12-28-2009) and the fishing was good for the big weather change we had. The water is a little dirty on the west end and the fish are responding to it. When we get dirty water the fish seem to bite during the day versus the first and last our of the day. Walleyes like it dark, but when the sun isnt out it's pitch dark down there. So with a lake with no night bite you can see why the fish are feeding during the day. Back to the catch we ended up with 25 Walleyes, 7 Perch and a couple pike to go with them. Check out the pictures below of a couple dandy's that we released, A 24 incher and a 28 incher.

Jason Feldner
Perch~Eyes Outfitters and Lodging
Po Box 191
Minnewaukan, ND 58351

www.percheyes.com
percheyedl@yahoo.com

Home: 701-473-2533
Cell: 701-351-1294
Or:  701-351-8170


Tourney Report
Feldner wins final Western Division FLW qualifier wire-to-wire - 2010

Devils Lake Domination
By Brett Carlson -  31.Jul.2010

Pro Jason Feldner (right) and co-angler Don Karlgaard caught a five-fish limit Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces. Each won their respective divisions. (Photo by Brett Carlson)
Pro Jason Feldner (right) and co-angler Don Karlgaard caught a five-fish limit Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces. Each won their respective divisions. (Photo by Brett Carlson) By Brett Carlson - 31.Jul.2010
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – As a full time guide, Jason Feldner spends over 200 days a year on Devils Lake, his favorite body of water. To say he’s in tune with its seasonal walleye migration is a severe understatement. But when the ice finally receded on Devils this spring, even he struggled with the high-water conditions.

After coming up empty in his traditional honeyholes, Feldner finally gave up and began treating Devils as a new body of water. Some of his favorite trees had been ripped away by the ice and other productive areas suddenly had an additional five feet of water on them. It took some time, but the Minnewaukan, N.D., native finally figured it out. He started putting his clients on good fish and then a few months later the FLW Walleye Tour rolled into town.

Most of the Tour pros started practice by returning to their favorite trees. Just like Feldner and other locals learned months earlier, this is a different Devils Lake. The bobber bite was off altogether and the crankbait bite was just so-so.

Feldner was dialed in from the start. On day one he caught a limit weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces – taking over a lead he would never relinquish. Days two and three were more difficult, but he still managed sizeable stringers – 15-2 and 15-13 to be precise.

“I was pulling Lindy spinners in Pelican Lake in 9 to 12 feet of water,” said Feldner. “The blades I’m using just came out at ICAST a few weeks ago. Bluegill, perch and fathead minnow were my main three patterns. Fathead minnow was better in the sun and perch and bluegill were good when it was cloudy.”

Earlier in the week, Feldner also mixed in the new Lindy Shadling, but on the final day all of his keepers came on the spinners. Behind those blades was a two-hook crawler harness.

“I was fishing the bottom of the water column and trolling at approximately 1 to 1.5 mph.”

The bite was slow early Saturday. In fact, Feldner’s first two spots, the same areas that produced nearly all of his opening-round weight, were void of fish.

“We had nothing in the livewell at 11 a.m. Then we moved to our third spot, a spot I’d been saving for the finals, and finally we found active fish. We had one 400- to 500-yard stretch where we caught all eight. At about noon, the big kicker hit. In those two hours, I bet we caught 20 or so. Once they turn on, they turn on. And you’ve got to be in the right place at the right time.”

With the addition of optional pot money the 37-year-old earned $17,750.

For more information on his guide service, visit www.percheyes.com
 


2nd YEAR LUND PRO JASON FELDNER TAKES HOME TITLE 2007

Congratulations go out to Lund Pro Jason Feldner and his fishing partner Chris Koth on their $30,000 win at the Lowrance Pro Team Walleye Circuit Championship held at Devil’s Lake, ND August 22-24, 2007. 

Jason and Chris are both from Minnewauken, ND and guide on Devil’s Lake year round. This makes two wins in as many years for Jason on Devil’s Lake. Jason also took the title of “Champion” home when he won the 2006 Professional Walleye Trail event at Devil’s.

Jason and Chris lead after the first two days of competition with a total of 23.74 lbs. In the Lowrance Pro Team format, only the top 13 teams advance to the final day and all teams start over at 0.00 lbs. On day 3, it took Jason and Chris only eleven minutes to put a limit of walleyes in the boat. They estimated those 5 to weigh about 22 lbs.

North Dakota is a no cull state, so you can put eight fish in your livewell and weigh your biggest five. Once you put your 8th fish in the livewell you must quit fishing and return to the weigh-in location. It only took them another hour to add three more fish in the 6-7 lb. range to complete their day of fishing by 9:30 a.m. and allowed them to weigh a final day five fish limit of 31.29 lbs! What an amazing catch.

Jason and his wife Shelle own and operate Percheyes guide service out of Minnewauken. He has also been featured on John Gillespie’s Waters and Woods TV show shown on Fox Sports North.


2006 WALLEYE TOURNEY
      I had a chance to fish my first PWT walleye tourney this year and ended up winning it on my first try. The first day I came in at 10:30 am with 28 pounds of walleye for five fish, I was in second place. Day two I came in at 11:00 am with 26 pounds of walleye to hold myself in second place. Day three took me all day to catch 21.42 pounds to put me in first place and to win the tourney with a 7 pound gap between me and second place. It was awesome! My three day total was a little over 75 pounds of Walleye for 15 fish. I guess all that time on the water paid off.
 

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Jason Feldner
PO BOX 191
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
701-351-1294
Email: percheyedl@yahoo.com