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 Sakakawea. Devils Lake fishing has been absolutely fantastic for perfect eater size walleyes! Lots of 14 to 18 fish being caught pretty much anyway you like to catch fish. Bobbers, casting, and trolling are all working right now.
Wind seems to be the major player to the fishing. Find the wind blown areas with a little more stained or dirtier water and the walleyes are nearby! Depths are varying day to day, do trust your electronics. My guess is the fishing will remain solid on Devils Lake for the remainder of the summer.
Lake Sakakawea is just beginning to heat up! Water temps are climbing and this is activating the bite throughout the entire lake. Further west past New Town has been the most consistent and seems to be where the numbers of fish are. The rest of the lake seems to be quality fish over quantity. This will eventually balance out.
Jigs and minnows are still taking the majority of fish, but don’t be afraid to switch up. Bouncers with plain hooks and minnows will work good right now. Also, a slow death rig or propeller rig will work right now also.