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

Date: 08.07.2022

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Mike Peluso

ABOUT MIKE PELUSO Mike Peluso is an infamous North Dakota fishing guide that’s well known throughout the state. Mike prides himself on being consistent, as well as versatile on any body of water he fishes. Mike guides year-round, so you can find him on the water or on the ice. Give Mike a call for your next fishing adventure!

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 spoiled here in North Dakota! Our fishing here is way above the curve. I get clients daily from all over the country and they always say the fishing here is way better than other places they have fished. To be honest, they are right.

We have 3 major bodies of water that are all unreal fisheries right now. Of course North Dakota has a ton of great small bodies of water also, but not many states have three major bodies of water that are all world class.

Devils Lake right now is still proving to be one of the best fisheries in the state if not the country. The lake is shrinking right now however. Not necessarily because of a drought, but they are pumping water out of the lake. This is creating a vacuum affect on the system. Many of the fish from the upper stretches of this massive body of water are trickling back down into main Devils. The fishing from what I’m seeing is pretty darn solid! Bobbers on structure with leeches are doing well for numbers and shallow casted crank baits are also doing well. Follow the wind and dirtier water for better catch rates. Also look for the spinner bite to really take off here with all this warm weather we have had.

Lake Sakakawea is also really kicking into high gear out west! Lots of fish being caught out that way with a mix of really big fish. I personally have been staying closer to home fishing the east end all the way out to Nishu Bay. The story in this stretch of lake is quality over quantity. Fish are being caught using my personal favorite, the jig and minnow. Wind is playing a huge factor on where and how deep to probe with the jigs. Of course the windier the day the shallower the fish. Again, it’s Sakakawea and you better be mobile and keep moving until you locate active fish.

I would anticipate both Devils and Sakakawea to continue to get better. I have a few open dates scattered about, so if you want to go fishing get ahold of me! Also, it’s never too early to plan and book your ice fishing adventures!

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