Devils Lake & Sakakawea Fishing Report- July 20th, 2020

Date: 08.09.2022

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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!

With my fishing adventures, I had the opportunity to head east for a few days to fish with friends and a former hockey teammate of mine on Devils Lake. But before I give you a Devils Lake report I start with a Lake Sakakawea one.
For those of you that followed I did fish in a MWC event out of New Town. The fishing was pretty good overall! Lots of really nice fish were caught. We ended the event in 3rd place after leading on Day 1.
Our fishing involved a long run into the mid section of the lake. We didn’t want to share fish with any other tournament guys so we made a long run. We fished Lindy rigs and minnows in shallower water trying to target the bigger bites. I think we had winning fish in our area both days except the second day got a tad bit rough for us on Day 2. Fish are still being caught with slow death and crawlers in that 18 to 25 foot range. I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
Now off to Devils Lake. Nothing fancy here for us. We concentrated on weed edges and old road beds pulling spinners and crawlers. It did seem the faster we pulled the better the fishing. Again, this lake never seems to amaze me the amount of fish that come out of it.
I’ll be bouncing back and forth here the next month and a half so expect mixed fishing reports. If your looking for a super fun event to fish look at fishing the WWP out of Minnewaukan, ND August 1st! It’s a combination tournament of 2 walleyes, 2 white bass and 2 pike. Absolutely a fun event with a different twist!
Also looking to book a trip email me at and let’s book a trip.

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  1. David Hoff

    Hi Mike,

    We had a mutual friend, Lonnie Kinnischtzke. He spoke often about you and he had nothing but good comments about you! He always wanted us 3 to go fishing together. I sure miss Lonnie!

    • Mike Peluso

      Lonnie was definitely one of the good ones! Miss him as well!


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