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

Ice Fishing Report-December 4th, 2022

Ice Fishing Report-December 4th, 2022

We have the perfect ice building weather starting this week. With that and so many out on the ice already finding success the ice fishing season is in full swing. For me, especially never knowing when the ice will be safe enough. I usually don't schedule anything...

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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...

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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...

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Early Ice Fishing Report-November 13th, 2022

Early Ice Fishing Report-November 13th, 2022

I really don't want to be talking about ice fishing yet, but Mother Nature definitely had other plans for us up here in North Dakota. Hard for me to believe we were open water fishing a week ago in 70 degree weather and now we have 2 feet of snow on the ground. Of...

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Mid Week Fishing Report-November 9th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-November 9th, 2022

Hard to believe, but I'm pretty sure our open water days for the 2022 season are pretty much over with, especially if this snow hits us like they are saying. Unless you go to the Tailrace or Nelson Lake, it's safe to say you can start getting the ice fishing equipment...

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