Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 19th, 2021

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!

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 fish caught 25 feet or deeper may require you to keep the fish. Please don’t be the guys jig rapping 50 feet with 18 pelicans behind your boat. Those fish do not live. Keep what you need and move on to something shallower.

Lake Sakakawea is about as good as she gets for quality and quantity. Lots of fish in the 14″ to 18″ range, perfect for the grease are being caught. A mix of really nice fish are scattered in also. Seems like the propeller rigs moved a bit faster is catching the bulk of the fish. If your looking for that bonus big fish, don’t be afraid to long line a live bait rig with a leech. 12′ to 22′ foot of water is holding the bulk of fish. If the wind is crashing into a shoreline for any amount of time those fish will slide shallow!

Devils Lake is also unreal right now. You can still catch plenty of fish on bottom bouncers and spinners pulled on the structure. If your looking to keep yourself really busy, drop a salmo over the side and troll the same structure. The bite can be complete chaos if in the right area. Devils has a lot of fish back in the main portion of the lake. With the pumps on and the water levels dropping, it’s pulling a ton of fish out of the northern lakes.

I’m taking some bookings now for August and September. Don’t forget to study your calendars for some Ice fishing with me this winter on Devils Lake. Should be epic!

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