Lake Sakakawea Fishing Guide

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Guide

Lake Sakakawea is 178 miles long with an average 6 miles wide of big walleye producing potential!

I grew up fishing this massive reservoir and my love for it has only gotten stronger.  With over 30 years of experience on this lake, it still remains exciting and mysterious.

The Big Lake was famed in the early 80’s as a whopper producer with many fish over 8 pounds caught.  It’s on its way back to the “Good old Days” and with new rules in place with the Army Corp of Engineers, the lake will remain in good shape for many years to come.

This massive body of water is loaded with smelt, in walleye terms, Prime Rib!  These walleyes are feasting heavily on this forage, and they are growing fast.  The best part of fishing Lake Sakakawea is all the different ways you can try and catch them.  Pitching jigs shallow is an angler’s favorite for the early portion of the season.  Once the water warms up a little, guys will start chasing these golden beauties with a bottom bouncer and slow death or Lindy Rigs.

Another transition happens and deep running crankbaits and jig raps become the go-to bait!  This body of water goes super strong from ice-out until ice up and it also does well in the winter!  Get a hold of me today and book a trip on one of the top walleye producing lakes in the country!

Honest Lake Sakakawea Fishing Reports

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 27th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 27th, 2022

Can I say a bad word? If you are a TikTok fan, you know the clip I'm talking about. Well, that's how I feel about this weather right this moment. I'm honestly losing my mind. If it's not snow, it's rain. If it's not rain, it's wind. If it's not wind, it's cold. Or...

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Mid Week Fishing Report-April 13th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-April 13th, 2022

Holy moly we got snow, and it's still falling as I write this report! I said it in a few interviews this week, for us this is a short term loss for hopefully a long term gain with the moisture. I would expect our river system to be a tad messed up for about 2 weeks...

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Mid Week Fishing Report-March 9th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-March 9th, 2022

My time up here on Devils Lake is numbered for the ice fishing season. I only have a half dozen days left for the 2022 ice fishing season. Most guides get a break from guiding, but I do not!I'll be headed back to my hometown of Bismarck North Dakota. I will begin my...

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Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-March 6th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-March 6th, 2022

Things have really turned around up here on Devils Lake the last week or so! The fish are definitely a lot more eager to feed and that makes my job as a guide a heck of a lot more enjoyable. The weather still hasn't been the greatest, but even that seems to be coming...

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Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 27th, 2022

Devils Lake Ice Fishing Report-February 27th, 2022

You definitely have to love what you do to be able to endure the pure punishment ice fishing can throw at you. Cold weather, heavy winds, finicky fish etc are just part of the equation. Mix in some green clients, high expectations of magazine cover pictures and you...

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