North Dakota Fishing Reports

Missouri River Fishing Report-October 23rd, 2021

Missouri River Fishing Report-October 23rd, 2021

I put out a post earlier this week about the condition of the fish on the Missouri River. The fish are definitely on the skinny side. The good news is the water temps are falling and these fish should begin to feed heavily. We finally experienced our first hard frost...

Fish Condition on the Missouri River-October 21, 2021

Fish Condition on the Missouri River-October 21, 2021

This is kind of a fishing report (I'll still post one this weekend) but I wanted to write on the condition of the Missouri River near Bismarck as I see it from being on the water fishing everyday. disclaimer I am not a Game and Fish Biologist, this is merely what I'm...

Lake Sakakawea and Missouri River Fishing Report-October 16th, 2021

Lake Sakakawea and Missouri River Fishing Report-October 16th, 2021

It's been a rough week weather wise. I did fish one day on Sakakawea and one day on the Missouri River near Bismarck. I'll start with Lake Sakakawea out of Indian Hills Resort. We had a ton of wind and our first cold snap of the season. We marked a ton of fish in the...

Missouri River Fishing Report-October 10th, 2021

Missouri River Fishing Report-October 10th, 2021

So the calendar is saying fall. The temps lately are saying otherwise. Unfortunately, this is slowing the start of the river fall bite somewhat. The fish are biting at times and other times they are not. The one thing I've noticed is the fish are feeding in short...

Missouri River Fishing Report-October 2nd, 2021

Missouri River Fishing Report-October 2nd, 2021

I have finally begun my fall transition to the river here near Bismarck. Water is super low, and the structure has changed, but the fish are starting to show themselves and for me this is the most exciting time of the year! Before I go all in on this river report....

Devils Lake Fishing Report- September 25th, 2021

Devils Lake Fishing Report- September 25th, 2021

This will probably be my last Devils Lake fishing report until the upcoming ice fishing season. I will say this, if the open water season on Devils Lake is any indication on what this winter will be like, it's going to be epic! We have finally hit the fall transition....

Devils Lake Fishing Report-September 18th, 2021

Devils Lake Fishing Report-September 18th, 2021

The fall transition has started and the fish are starting to do the same. Expect things to be a little inconsistent for a bit. I noticed some of the muck from the bottom floating on the surface this week while fishing Devils Lake. This typically is the indicator that...

North Dakota Fishing Report- September 12th, 2021

North Dakota Fishing Report- September 12th, 2021

It's been a relatively slower week of fishing for me. I did chase musky one day. I chased walleyes on the river south of Bismarck one day and fished Devils Lake one day guiding. So I guess this is going to be a mixed report. I'll start with the Musky day. We never...

Devils Lake Fishing Report- September 4th, 2021

Devils Lake Fishing Report- September 4th, 2021

A little wind, a little rain, a little heat, and a lot of walleyes were all in play this week on Devils Lake. This is sure shaping up to be an unbelievable late season. Structure like rocks, roads, humps and definitely the deeper structure seems to be where some of...

Devils Lake Fishing Report-August 29th, 2021

Devils Lake Fishing Report-August 29th, 2021

My open water guiding days are definitely slowing down a tad right now. Both by choice and also by design. I decided to volunteer my time back in the hockey circle this fall. So, most of my weekends are hockey and the weekdays are fishing. I've been off Sakakawea now...

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-August, 22nd, 2021

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-August, 22nd, 2021

Most of my week guiding has been on Devils Lake this week with a day on Sakakawea. One thing is for sure, the fish are trending deeper. I'll start on Sakakawea. The water levels continue to fall and the fish also continue to slip deeper. A majority of the walleyes now...

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-August 15th, 2021

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-August 15th, 2021

One thing is for sure, we are spoiled here in North Dakota when it comes to walleye fishing! So far the dog days of walleyes is pretty dog gone good! I'll start with Lake Sakakawea since that is where I have been mostly. Lots and lots of fish still being caught all...

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-August 8th, 2021

Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-August 8th, 2021

I'm back on the travel wagon this week getting a chance to fish both Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake. I know I mentioned this in my last report, but with both a drought and pumping operations my anxiety of what will happen to both of these systems scares me. Reports...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 1st, 2021

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 1st, 2021

When I grew up in Bismarck, we had a weather beacon that would change colors to tell you what weather was coming. A white beacon meant, white as snow down the temperature will go. Green no change for seen, and red as fire, the temperature will go higher. Right now,...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-July 26th, 2021

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

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

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

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...