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- 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...

ND Fishing Report-February 21st, 2020

This report is going to be a mixed report. I’m gonna talk about Devils Lake, Sakakawea, Oahe and the Tailrace all in one. It’s getting to that time of year! So the first part let’s touch on Devils Lake. Things are still going pretty good on old Devils. The perch are...

ND Fishing Report-May 25th, 2020

Mixing up the fishing report this time. It’s that time of year for here in North Dakota. Lots of folks starting to fish the big 3 of Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea and the whole Missouri River system. Things are starting to fire on all three, but it seems we are still a...

Ice Fishing Report-February 4th, 2020

So I’ve been a little slower than usual on writing a fishing report. One reason is I’ve been grinding hard guiding, another reason would be the fishing has been pretty tough. I’m going to write this report on Devils Lake. I do have a few reports from some others areas...

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