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

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-July 2nd, 2020

Well, I figured I would hold out to send a Lake Sakakawea fishing report until right before July 4th. The 4th of July used to be the benchmark for the Van Hook Arm and the mid section of the lake. Lots have changed but a lot still remains the same. I just posted an...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-June 11th, 2020

As promised I said I would be able to bring you a wind, I mean fishing report from Sakakawea. The wind, um fishing has been ok to good on Sakakawea here as of late.The wind has played a huge part on where I have been fishing. I spent time on the east end, middle and...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report- June 24th, 2020

Lake Sakakawea is one of those lakes where you just never know what is going to happen. If there is one thing to say about Lake Sakakawea is Lake Sakakawea can be very inconsistent by nature.Rules to live by while fishing this 180 mile stretch of moving water. Do not...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report- June 1st, 2020

If you have been following my fishing reports this spring, I’m sure you would agree the Missouri River near Bismarck-Mandan was hard to beat. The fishing was absolutely terrific and using the word terrific is kind of an understatement.Now that I have had the...

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