All Aboard the Perch Express!
Make this your year to experience the World Famous Perch Express, North Dakota’s most complete and professionally guided ice fishing package. The Perch Patrol Guide Service and Woodland Resort have been operating the Perch Express since the early 1990s and have successfully entertained thousands of ice fishermen throughout the Midwest. We take your vacation very seriously and we try our best to accommodate the fisherman’s every need. In fact, in April of 2006, the Perch Express was honored to be awarded North Dakota’s Best Package by North Dakota Tourism! So what are you waiting for? Gather up your family, friends, co-workers, and relatives and “Climb Aboard” the Perch Express!
Upon your arrival to Devils Lake, ND, you will be picked up and greeted at the Amtrak station by Woodland Resort. No need to rent a vehicle.You will be taken straight to the resort, where you will check in to your accommodations, grab some breakfast, perhaps freshen up with a quick shower and your Perch Patrol Guide will be waiting to take you fishing.
The Perch Patrol has all the gear, 4 wheel drive trucks, snowmobiles, ATV’s, ice augers, and heated, portable shelters. We also provide every guest with a Vexilar Fl-18 with plenty of instruction of how to use it. Equipment is top notch, the latest and greatest fishing rods and reels in the industry right down to the tackle and bait. The best part, this is a fully guided trip, it is our priority to put you on the hottest bite available. We don’t just drop you off in a fish house until day’s end; we are working hard, constantly looking for new and more active schools of fish, no matter what the species. “Mobility is the key to catching fish,” we’ve all heard that before, why would you pay for anything less?
After a successful 8-hour day of fishing, how can you top it off any better than to enjoy a few toddies before your meal at Proz Lakeside Restaurant and Bar at Woodland Resort? Times like these deserve some celebrating in the resort’s Prozy’s Pub. You will feel right at home, as this is a true fisherman’s pub, with great hospitality and friendly locals most of whom fish every day themselves. Not to mention the food. Nobody goes to bed hungry here; Proz Lakeside serves up the finest tasting food in the Midwest. From steaks, burgers, and chicken to fine dining pastas, prime rib, soups, salads, homemade pizzas, and plenty of tasty appetizers.
They even pack a lunch for you delivered right to your fish house, so you can keep up your energy and catch more fish!
During your stay at Woodland Resort, you will enjoy the clean, comfortable hotel rooms. Cabins are available for a small up charge.The resort also has the convenience of the fully stocked bait shop and the brand new heated fish cleaning facilities. Everything you could possibly need is a short scenic walk from your room. We’ve been doing this since 1988 and we specialize in taking care of fishermen.
All the ingredients, in one convenient package, at the lowest price possible, on the “hottest ice fishing lake in America,” is what you get on the Perch Express. Choose from either 2 nights 3 days of fishing or 3 nights 4 days of fishing packages. Both packages are all-inclusive; covering all meals, lodging, and guide service for your entire stay. Train fare and fishing licenses are extra, but we can offer you a discounted Perch Express Rate through Sue’s Travel Center of Devils Lake. We take the work out of your vacation. You just focus on the main goal and that is what comes through your hole. Remember, behind every bent rod is a smiling face. Climb aboard and join the list of thousands of satisfied customers.
*Drive in and Airline options are also available*
To make your reservations on the Perch Express we have designed a simple two-step process for you to follow. Once you have chosen a travel date, (1) Call Woodland Resort to make your reservations. Make sure you specify that this is a Perch Express reservation. (2)Call Sue’s Travel of Devils Lake at 701-662-7837, and book your Amtrak reservations. Please, be sure to specify that this is a “Perch Express Reservation”.This will ensure you are given the discounted Amtrak fares. Your agent, Sue Schwan, is waiting to assist you.
You can also take advantage of our direct daily flights through Great Lakes Airlines, or drive yourself.
Perch Express Package Rates
2015 Season Rates
8 hours of Fully Guided Ice Fishing (All equipment and bait provided)
Transfer to and from train station
All on-ice transportation (provided by your guide)
*Note: We reserve your lodging unit for 3 nights for the 3 day fishing package and 4 nights on the 4 day fishing package. Due the departure time (11:30 PM) of Amtrak, you will not be staying for the full night on your departure day, but we do reserve it for you so you can relax and wait to be picked up for your departure to the train station. If you choose to drive in and use the Perch Express Package you will be allowed to stay the full amount of nights based on your package.