Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 18th 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

August 19, 2018

Lake Sakakawea has had a couple fishing tournaments here in the last few days, and one more to come. The Aim State Championship is going to happen out of Indian Hills August 24, 25. I’m excited to see what kind of fish get caught for this event. It seems as though the fish have been getting bigger and bigger here in the last week or so. Of course every way imaginable is catching fish right now. It seems like you need to find that good bite right away in the morning, because later afternoons have been tougher. This doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish it just seems as though the fish change moods and get pretty fussy. I think there is way to get them to bite. I haven’t exactly found it quite yet, but I’m gonna give it heck next week trying to break this code. It’s an interesting bite right now and it’s hard to be everywhere on the lake at once. A mix of tactics are working right now and the one I love is the jigging raps. Not easy baits for some people to fish, and yes very expensive if you snag, but when a greenback decides to take a whack at it….the adrenaline rush is one of the best! Another awesome way to catch them is on a slow death rig. I love the subtle pull on your line when a Walleye latches on. Depths right. Ow on Sakakawea are really all over the map right now. We are seeing shallower ones, mid range ones, deeps ones and really really really deep walleyes getting caught by the Salmon anglers our east. When the get a Walleye right now onna downrigger it’s huge! Of course those fish dont survive coming from those depths it’s just fascinating to me that walleyes will suspend our over 130 foot or more of water. What a Lake!

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