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

ND Fishing Report-November 6th, 2022

ND Fishing Report-November 6th, 2022

So much has happened since my mid week fishing report. We had a close call on a new state record walleye. Some good numbers of fish have started to show themselves in the river, and yes it's deer hunting season. It's been a common theme since I was in grade school...

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Mid Week Fishing Report-November 2nd, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-November 2nd, 2022

I can't believe the open water guide season may be coming to a close. The long range forecast isn't looking good. I'm holding out hope to possibly get some nice days toward the end of of November yet. I was fortunate enough to fish Sakakawea the last few days and also...

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Mid Week Fishing Report-October 26th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-October 26th, 2022

This weeks Mid Week Fishing Report is somewhat depressing, somewhat not. Depends on how we look at it I guess. Sakakawea remains the place to be this fall. Fish are showing up again in decent numbers but even better quality. Jig raps remain the key presentation, the...

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ND Fishing Report-October 23rd, 2022

ND Fishing Report-October 23rd, 2022

The first half of this week we couldn't have asked for better fall fishing weather. For me, the week was spent both on the Missouri River and Devils Lake. Unfortunately, I was going to fish Lake Sakakawea later in the week, but Mother Nature said otherwise. I'll start...

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ND Fishing Report-  October 2nd, 2022

ND Fishing Report- October 2nd, 2022

This week on the river near Bismarck is kinda the same story as before. A few small fish around in that 12 to 13 inch size. I'm hoping we will see some more fish show up here in the next couple of weeks. Sakakawea continues to be good! I just cannot believe how that...

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