Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

August 11, 2018

The best part of Lake Sakakawea is the one thing that always happens is you can catch fish a multitude of other ways. We have been talking a lot about the deep water bite using cranks and jig raps. Well, I’m happy to tell you fish can still be caught back in the bays! Even with the dripping water fish can still be found especially in the early morning and late afternoon low light periods fairly shallow. What do I mean about shallow? I was able to catch fish in 5 to 10 foot of water both pulling bait and trolling cranks. Also, early mornings are decent with spinners and slow death in that 20 to 25 foot. Trust your electronics and look for the marks I call dolphins on my screen. You will know a Dolphin when you see one! The old faithful right now of pulling snap weights and flicker minnows and also leadcore with a variety of lures is working in depths of 28 to 42 foot of water. Be careful fishing those fish as you will have to keep those since the air bladderin a Walleye is pretty sensitive to being brought up from those depths. I still have openings so if your looking for a fun day on the water click on my email link here on the site or call me at (701) 471-8649. My Sakakawea reports will be coming in quite a bit here since the Aim State Championship is coming up August 24 and 25 out of Indian Hills resort. Lots of pre fishing coming out so again just another great time to book a trip with me and see how we go about trying to figure out a big fish bite. Always fun trying to put together a tournament pattern! Also looking forward to the late fall big fish jig rap bite on Lake Sakakawea. Stay tuned!

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