Owner & Founder

Jason Mitchell founded Mitchell’s Guide Service in 1999 when he was 22 years old. Mitchell began guiding with Mike Schell out of Woodland Resort and quickly earned a reputation as one of the most requested guides in the Midwest. Within a year, Mitchell began adding guides and built a team of top anglers that worked together to stay on fish in this rapidly changing fishery.

Mitchell’s Guide Service was also the first open water fishing guide service in the region to offer all inclusive packages. Besides operating Mitchell’s Guide Service during the open water period, Mitchell was a member of Devils Lake’s renowned Perch Patrol Guide Service during the ice fishing season. Together with Steve “Zippy” Dahl who founded the Perch Patrol, Mitchell and Dahl revolutionized the guiding industry in the upper Midwest by organizing a skilled team of top anglers in conjunction with the hospitality and lodging available at Woodland Resort. Mitchell’s vision for a professional detail orientated fishing experience redefined the guiding industry.

Today, Jason Mitchell is still involved with many aspects of the business and hosts one of the most popular fishing programs in the Midwest, Jason Mitchell Outdoors. In 2016, Mitchell was inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. Over a twenty year career in the fishing industry, Mitchell was also heavily involved in designing many lures, fishing rods and other fishing related products, some of which carry his name. Over the last ten years, few anglers have been on more magazine covers or garnered more media attention than Jason Mitchell. Credited with pioneering many successful fishing presentations and tactics for Devils Lake and beyond, Mitchell has become one of the most recognized names in the freshwater fishing industry in the upper Midwest.

The success of Mitchell’s Guide Service has become a model for other guide services in the Midwest to follow. Striving to meet the needs of our varied and diverse customers, Mitchell’s Guide Service has adapted to the changing conditions guiding in a rapidly changing fishery requires. Offering guided fishing from two people for a day, to large family, business and corporate groups of 50 or more, Mitchell’s Guide Service is prepared to handle it all. Our inclusive packages with Woodland Resort include lodging, meals, guided fishing and fish cleaning. Whether your group is 2 or 60, we at Mitchell’s Guide Service are ready, willing and eager to earn your business.

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