Lake Sakakawea- August 15th 2018

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!

Some days on Lake Sakakawea you just cannot explain and today was no exception with it bring one of those days. Probably in the top five days I’ve had on the Big Lake this season. We didn’t do anything special we moved around a lot concentrated on points and it just so happenef we caught a lot of big fish today. My optimism was very low heading out this morning with zero wind I figured the bite was going to be tough, but boy was I proven wrong. That’s the one nice thing about this massive body of water, you never know what she’s going to give you until you get out there and give her.  Our presentation was nothing special slow death bottom bouncers jigs where the ticket. The biggest thing for us today was when we marked a fish we continued to go over the top of it basically forcing it to feed. I wasn’t sure if we could get a lot of those marks to buy in today but it seemed like if we continued to go across them sooner or later one would open their mouth. The one thing I will say is Depth played a huge factor in where we caught fish today. Most of our fish were caught between 25 and 35 foot of water. When you have a day like today you learn a valuable lesson to stick it out, fish hard and enjoy days like today because before you know it the snowflakes will be fallen and the ice will be here and our minds will be left to dream about the open water once again. I wouldn’t anticipate Lake Sakakawea getting better and better as we press closer to fall but after days like today it’s hard to believe it can get any better. If you’re looking to book a Trip please feel free to email me off the website or call me at 701-471-8649. Also if you’re looking for an easy fall Missouri River trip please feel free to get a hold of me as I feel that is going to be extremely good this fall as well!

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