Lake Sakakawea Fishing Guide

Lake Sakakawea is 178 miles long with an average 6 miles wide of big walleye producing potential.  I grew up fishing this massive reservoir and my love for it has only gotten stronger.  With over 30 years of experience on this lake it still remains exciting and mysterious.  The Big Lake was famed in the early 80’s as a whopper producer with many fish over 8 pounds caught.  It’s on its way back to the “Good old Days” and with new rules in place with the Army Corp of Engineers, the lake will remain in good shape for many years to come.  This massive body of water is loaded with smelt, in walleye terms, Prime Rib!  These walleyes are feasting heavy on this forage, and they are growing fast.  The best part of Lake Sakakawea is all the different ways you can try and catch them.  Pitching jigs shallow is an angler’s favorite for the early portion of the season.  Once the water warms up a little, guys will start chasing these golden beauties with bottom bouncer and slow death or Lindy Rigs.  Another transition happens and deep running crank baits and jig raps become the go to bait!  This body of water goes super strong from ice out until ice up and it also does well in the winter!  Get a hold of me today and book a trip on one of the top walleye producing lakes in the country!

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 15th, 2019

Weather has not been my friend the last week or so on the water. Way too many rain, lightning, and fog delays and inconsistent wind to really get a pattern going. If I’ve picked up on anything the last week fishing Lake Sakakawea is the fish are moving deeper and tons...

Lake Sakakawea (east end) Fishing Report-August 8th, 2019

My travels have now taken me back to Lake Sakakawea to guide. Except this time I choose to stay a bit closer to home and fish the “Eastern Edge of the Big Lake.” I have to be honest with you, I kind of neglect this end of the lake. It seems to always be a bit harder...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report (east end) August 12th, 2019

So having the job I do, guiding and traveling around North Dakota and getting a chance to fish all over the Big 3. I’m super lucky that I get to visit and see a lot of folks both on and off the water around Sakakawea, Devils Lake, and all of the Missouri River System....

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 1st, 2019

I promised a Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report after my last Devils Lake Report. I just spent the last 3 days on the Van Hook Arm. This has been my favorite place to fish since the mid 80’s. The stories I could tell about making day trips to Parshall with a 4 cylinder...

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Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report July 2018: Mike Peluso Outdooors
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Published at 2018, July 19
Talking Slow Death Lindy rigs and how the walleyes are responding during the day on the mikepelusooutdoors.com http://mikepelusooutdoors.com/
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