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I am taking my 74 year old father to Devils Lake February 19, 20 and 21.  We are hauling all of our own gear out there.  Does anyone know of any local fisherman that would be interested in helping us out for a day to get the lay of the land.   We would be able to compensate but don't want to pay 300 per day for the 2 of us with the big guide services.   We have all of our own gear.   Any help would be appreciated.   We would like to focus on Walleye and Perch.  We will be staying at the Casino and will be mobile.   Thanks.

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Skeeter, my son (turning 13) and I will be up there the weekend before staying at woodlands and using a guide the first day.  I will let you know what worked for us and where we were.  Last year was an absolute blast with the guide, I finally got to sit back and fish and it was awesome......

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Sounds like a fantastic outing for you and your dad.  My dad passed away a few years back, and I really wish I had put a Devils Lake trip together prior to our losing him.  Enjoy your time together!  I'm sure some of the HSO folks like picksbigwagon will gladly lend a hand/advice to make it a memorable experience for both of you!  Wish I could join you up there but the dates don't work.

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There may be some smaller guide services around the Devils Lake area, could try calling some of the local bait shops like Ed's. They could maybe point you in the right direction or give you some contact information for some local fisherman who would help you out. Checking out "Hooked up Guide Service" I think they are a smaller outfit on DL.

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Thanks for the help.  I will reach out to hooked.   Picksbigwagon, I look forward to hearing from you.   Fishinfools, sorry to hear about your father.

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