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-Sept. 19th, 2020

Is it summer or is it fall? Is it morning or is it night? Do we feed on minnows or do we feed on crawlers? Should we be deep or should we be shallow? Should we stay or should we roam? All of these terms are what's going on with walleyes on Lake Sakakawea. Very...

ND Fishing Report Big 3- Sept. 3rd, 2020

I'm just gonna call this a North Dakota big 3 fishing report since I've been scattered about. I've had the opportunity to fish all three systems in the last couple weeks.I'll start with Lake Sakakawea. Lots happening on this body of water. Fish seem to be spreading...

Sakakawea/Oahe Fishing Report-Sept. 13th, 2020

I'm amazed at how many people stop me at gas stations, fish cleaning stations, boat ramps you name it to thank me for doing the ND Fishing Reports. It makes doing them on a regular basis totally worth it! So thank you to all of you who have personally thanked...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 27th, 2020

Fishing on Sakakawea right now is simply awesome! Whether your chasing our most popular fish the walleye, or the underutilized smallmouth bass, the bite on the Big Lake has been noting short of phenomenal.The water is slowly dropping and we are seeing a lot of young...

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