North Dakota Fishing Reports

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 15th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 15th, 2022

Boom goes the dynamite if you are looking for action. Early this spring I was questioning if we had a population of smaller fish. Well, I'm here to tell you we do! Unfortunately, I fear these are kinda old fish finding very little to eat and not growing much. The...

Mid Week Fishing Report-May 11th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-May 11th, 2022

I'm going to use the term funky or weird to describe what's happening on the river right now near or around Bismarck. Certain areas are absolutely void of fish, while others have a lot of fish. Problem is if there are a lot of fish they are in current like I have...

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 8th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 8th, 2022

Hard to believe the Big Muddy has come and gone already this spring. Probably because we never really had a spring. Lots of major weather events that definitely got in the way. I feel good about how things played out. Even though I didn't fish the tournament, I was...

Mid Week Fishing Report-May 4th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-May 4th, 2022

So many things happening right now out on this river it's hard to know where to begin. The good news is the fish are starting to show themselves in the slightly cleaner water, abs for this guide it makes life a heck of a lot better! Spawn is definitely happening along...

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 1st, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 1st, 2022

The week of the Big Muddy. Always the pinnacle of the spring here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. It means a couple things to me. First off, I wasn't allowed to fish it for the first 10 years of its existence. Sure wish I could have fished back in those days. I...

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 27th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 27th, 2022

Can I say a bad word? If you are a TikTok fan, you know the clip I'm talking about. Well, that's how I feel about this weather right this moment. I'm honestly losing my mind. If it's not snow, it's rain. If it's not rain, it's wind. If it's not wind, it's cold. Or...

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 26th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 26th, 2022

It's been a spring to remember. Actually, scratch that, it's one to forget. For a lack of a better term, it's been downright sh#%tty. I can only think of two days so far this spring, since the river opened up March 19th where it was nice out. Of course this has been a...

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 20th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 20th, 2022

Sorry, I completely forgot to post my mid week fishing report. I had it all written and life must have got in the way and I forgot to hit publish. The fishing has been very little as of late. I'm trying to get out to stay on top of things, but the blizzard slowed me...

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 17th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 17th, 2022

So we dug out of this late spring snow here in Bismarck. We got anywhere from 18 to 20 inches of snow. To the north and west, they received a lot more. Now, as I wake up this Easter morning, and look out my window, we are getting yet another shot of snow. Maybe 2 to 4...

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 13th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 13th, 2022

Holy moly we got snow, and it's still falling as I write this report! I said it in a few interviews this week, for us this is a short term loss for hopefully a long term gain with the moisture. I would expect our river system to be a tad messed up for about 2 weeks...

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 10th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 10th, 2022

The story remains the same out here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. Crappy weather, lots of wind, and some really nice fish. If you are watching the weather closely we are looking like we may have a major setback starting this coming Tuesday. Reports are early,...

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 6th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 6th, 2022

If somebody knows how to shut this fan off, can you please get ahold of me with directions. Wow is all I can say this past few days. The tough part for me is I don't see a break from the wind for a few more days yet. In between the wind gusts we are catching some...

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 3rd, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-April 3rd, 2022

Finally! I'm back into full open water guide mode here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. Spring is kinda here, if you look outside my window today, it would be easy to argue that it's winter, but we definitely need the moisture. So I have lots to talk about in this...

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 30th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 30th, 2022

Well, so far this spring, it's been the story gone with the wind! I'm not talking a day or two of 15 to 25 mph winds. I'm talking consecutive days of 25 mph plus. This makes getting out on the water, especially the Missouri River a tad tough. Wind does a few things to...

Missouri River Fishing Report-March 27th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-March 27th, 2022

It's here!! Open water is here in Bismarck and it is here to stay! Ramps are pushed, ice is gone, and hopefully the walleyes will begin to filter north. I've only been out twice since returning to Bismarck after guiding on the ice all winter on Devils Lake. A few...

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 23rd, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 23rd, 2022

Well, I promised to give you a mid week report on how things are shaping up on the Missouri River near Bismarck. So far I know of 3 boat ramps in the local region of Bismarck-Mandan that are pushed off and are ready to go. The big question remains if Hazelton and or...

Ice Fishing Closed, Missouri River Open-March 21, 2022

Ice Fishing Closed, Missouri River Open-March 21, 2022

Well, I can finally say I'm done ice fishing for this season. It's been the year of a ton of ups and downs. Lots of breakdowns, getting stuck, late nights fixing crap, making plans, blizzards, super cold stretches, great bites, terrible bites etc. but in the end it...

Devils Lake Fishing Report-March 13th, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report-March 13th, 2022

I took my hand off the electric fence for a couple days break. I'm back down in Bismarck and the weather is definitely showing signs of spring! I know it's going to be difficult to return to the frozen tundra after feeling a little spring. I had my hand on the fence...