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

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 25th, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 25th, 2022

A common theme across the Dakota's is we are in the dog days of winter. If you are planning on making a trip over this way, make plans to have tracks or hire someone who does.We have lots of snow on our lakes and it is making getting around a bit more difficult. The...

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Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 19th, 2022

Mid Week Ice Fishing Report-January 19th, 2022

This week up here in North Dakota we have seen a lot of different weather scenarios. Snow to start, warm temps, cold temps, and now the wind!This hasn't however slowed us down as guides to try and stay on the bite. One thing I will tell folks wanting to come ice...

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Ice Fishing Report-December 26th, 2021

Ice Fishing Report-December 26th, 2021

Well, to a few people these reports suck. I do need to remind everyone, I DO NOT get paid to post a report. I merely do it to help folks gather a little information before venturing out. I will say this, the positive feedback I get, outweighs the negative. So for...

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ND Fishing Report-November 21st, 2021

ND Fishing Report-November 21st, 2021

We have had a decent week of weather. A few guys have been out probing both the open and frozen waters. For me I'm not quite ready to venture out on the ice. I do so much ice fishing starting mid December running into mid March, I'll wait until she's thick enough for...

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Fish Condition on the Missouri River-October 21, 2021

Fish Condition on the Missouri River-October 21, 2021

This is kind of a fishing report (I'll still post one this weekend) but I wanted to write on the condition of the Missouri River near Bismarck as I see it from being on the water fishing everyday. disclaimer I am not a Game and Fish Biologist, this is merely what I'm...

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