Lake Sakakawea (east end) Fishing Report-August 8th, 2019

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!

My travels have now taken me back to Lake Sakakawea to guide. Except this time I choose to stay a bit closer to home and fish the “Eastern Edge of the Big Lake.”
I have to be honest with you, I kind of neglect this end of the lake. It seems to always be a bit harder to track the fish down, especially when your guiding against a clock. This is something a lot of folks don’t ever think of. The fish (walleyes) on the east end of the lake seem to travel and move around. Is this due to the cooler water temps? The currents? The deeper water? I’m sure all of the above play a major factor into this.
I will say this, when you do land on the biters, they are quality fish! The main lake points especially the major ones coming out of the bays, mallard island and a few higher profile humps are producing really nice fish right now. A similar approach of slow death and propellor rigs are working well! Silver and purple had the most action and we also caught some fish on a plain old school Lindy Rig.
The fish really liked the 18 to 25 foot range, and man are these fish healthy! They will give you a fight for the ages once hooked up!
Another advantage of fishing the east end is if the wind decides to howl. You can always load up and drop back down to the tailrace. It’s saved me many of Guide days over the years.
I still have openings in September so lock in your dates to start targeting those trophy walleyes this fall on Sakakawea, with both cranks and jig raps. I feel this fall up there is going to epic!
Email me for dates and I can also line you up with lodging. Email me at mikepelusoutdoors@gmail.com

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    • Mike Peluso

      I try my best to help whoever is looking for info. Thanks for reading! Mike

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      • Deb

        Coming to Sakakawea tonight and reading your posts. Trying to get back into fishing after my father passed away. Going to fish out of VanHook. Any thoughts on where we might have our best luck? I am familiar with different landmark names from fishing with my father.

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        • Mike Peluso

          I’d start on the grade to the north and work south on the west side. Hot the humps like 8 pound little 8 etc etc

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