North Dakota Fishing Reports

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-July 26th, 2021

Fishing on Lake Sakakawea from a guides perspective is absolutely unreal! From a tournament anglers point of view maybe not so much. What do I mean about when I say this? Well, guide fish 14" to 18" are extremely abundant and fairly easy to catch right now. We have...

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 19th, 2021

We are going to experience another hot stretch of weather here in the Dakotas. One thing is for sure, the fishing on both Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake remain hot as well. One thing to note as the water temps continue to rise, the fish will begin to go deeper. Most...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report- July 11th, 2021

We have had some changes in weather here in North Dakota. We actually had what we can call a cold front that also brought in much needed moisture. So what did this do to the fish this week? To be honest, not as much as a guide would use as an excuse if the fishing was...

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 4th, 2021

The fishing right now is just as hot as the temps! Some things have changed a little and somethings have stayed the same. Lake Sakakawea is in my mind absolutely unreal right now! Tons of fish in that 15 to 18 inch range and some really nice sized fish mixed in. Still...

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-June 27th, 2021

Well, I'm pretty sure I completely jinxed myself with my last report talking about "old blue" my boat puller. Old blue is no longer with us today and I'm looking for a replacement. Thank goodness for my family (dad) letting me borrow his until I can figure something...

Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-June 20th, 2021

My truck has 275k miles on it, and I hold my breath every time I have to make the journey from Devils Lake to Lake Sakakawea. So far the limp back and forth has gone ok and old blue is still grinding. I have a bunch more to go here yet, so my fingers are crossed. The...

Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-June 13th, 2021

Fishing remains really good all over the state of North Dakota right now. Especially our big 3 bodies of water like Lake Sakakawea, Devils Lake, and the Missouri River system throughout. I've been mostly on Devils Lake the past couple of weeks with a trip or two up to...

Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-June 6th, 2021

I promised in last weeks report that they would switch over to mostly to Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea for the next couple of months. So with that said, let's get to it! First off, I'd like to let everyone know, in case you didn't know already. We are extremely...

Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-May 30th, 2021

This report is going to be combination fishing report for both the Missouri River near Bismarck and Lake Sakakawea (east end). I'll start off with the Missouri River. This will probably be my last river report until this fall. I do have to say this is very bittersweet...

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 23rd, 2021

Just when I thought there was little chance at a really big walleye, boom goes the thump on a jig and presto! 33 inch monster Missouri River Walleye. The one thing this last of a string of big post spawn walleyes has taught me, is never count a big fish in the system...

Missouri River Fishing Report- May 16th, 2021

Things on the river remain pretty solid! Lots of fish to be caught, and many of them really like being caught right now on a jig and minnow. Scary part for me at the moment, is I feel the walleyes are moving fast. Extremely fast downstream. Upstream is good,...

Missouri River Fishing Report- May 9th, 2021

Old news is good news. The big fish are still lingering around the river hear near Bismarck, and that's a great thing! Especially if you have kids. This is the absolute perfect time to introduce a kid to fishing. I still have the remainder of May that I will be...

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 2nd, 2021

Another Big Muddy Walleye tournament has come and gone. Congrats to the winners Jacob Miller, Jordan Binstock and Mike Binstock! They found some really nice fish to win it with a tad over 37 pounds for 6 fish.As usual the tournament showed what the Missouri River Near...

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 25th, 2021

Times are a changing and it looks like the weather is gonna change also speeding up the change even more. As I talked about in the last report, the fish are spawning and lots of things are about to change or are changing as we speak as we get closer to the end of the...

Missouri River Fishing Report- April 19th, 2021

The spawn is on! I was hoping I would be able to tell you it was to holding off as far as the spawn is considered, I was hoping it would hold off a little longer for the spring, but we all know Mother Nature has her way, and her way is right now, so it is what it is...

Missouri River Fishing Report- April 12th, 2021

Missouri River Fishing Report- April 12th, 2021

Busy is an understatement right now for Mike Peluso Outdoors and Guide Service. Being a full time guide, even if I do get an off day, I'm out scouting to make sure I stay on top of things. Lots of stuff is already beginning to change here on the Missouri River near...

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 3rd, 2021

We have had every extreme in weather imaginable in the past week. Other than a foot of snow and a tornado these poor fish (and fishermen) have seen it all.Through all of this, the fishing has been relatively good here on the Missouri River Near Bismarck!Water temps...

Missouri River Fishing Report-March 20th, 2021

We are definitely in the thick of open water walleyes here in North Dakota! I'd have to go back in my calendar but I've definitely logged double digit days already.The fishing has been pretty decent overall. Of course everyone has heard about the new ND State Record...