North Dakota Fishing Reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Missouri River Fishing Report-March 11th, 2021

Missouri River Fishing Report-March 11th, 2021

Well we shifted gears and I just can't believe it's open water season. Absolutely crazy to think one week ago I was driving a truck on the ice and now I'm driving a boat on the Missouri River near Bismarck. River like always has changed of course. Like each spring it...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-March 3rd, 2021

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-March 3rd, 2021

Things are happening fast up here on Devils Lake! The fishing is getting better by the day as it's a race to catch them now while we still have ice. We've seen a lot of highs and lows this winter but things are definitely headed back towards the high!My only concern...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-Feb 18th, 2021

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-Feb 18th, 2021

I have to apologize for the space in between my reports here as of late. Not only did the cold snap zap the fishing up here on Devils Lake it zapped anything worth reporting.I will say this it's hard for me to believe that we are almost on the back side of the ice...

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-Feb 1st, 2021

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-Feb 1st, 2021

I wish I could be more fired about my Devils Lake Ice Fishing Reports, but I'm just too damn honest. The bites are tough and you have to earn all of them!Now, I'm not gonna say we are not catching fish. We are definitely catching fish. Maybe not at the pace we would...