Lake Sakakawea- August 15th 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

August 17, 2018

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!

Related Reports

Ice Fishing Report-November 27th, 2022

Ice Fishing Report-November 27th, 2022

We are getting closer to full time winter guide mode! My stuff really fires up for me December 9th. After that there is no turning back! With this recent little spurt of warm weather it really slowed me down wanting to venture out on ice. In fact, it got me to...

Ice Fishing Report-November 20th, 2022

Ice Fishing Report-November 20th, 2022

People are venturing out on the small ponds and a few areas up here on Devils Lake already. Ice isn't great, but we are seeing 3 to 6 inches of ice. The further north the more ice we are seeing. One of the problems we are seeing and are going to see early on...

Ice Fishing and Equipment Report-November 16th, 2022

Ice Fishing and Equipment Report-November 16th, 2022

I don't want to put the cart out in front of the horse, but ice fishing has started. I should be talking about the fishing on the river and if weather permits catching some really nice fish on Sakakawea or the Tailrace. Instead we will talk a little about ice...