Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-August 2018

Date: 08.09.2022

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Mike Peluso

ABOUT MIKE PELUSO Mike Peluso is an infamous North Dakota fishing guide that’s well known throughout the state. Mike prides himself on being consistent, as well as versatile on any body of water he fishes. Mike guides year-round, so you can find him on the water or on the ice. Give Mike a call for your next fishing adventure!

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!

Recent Fishing Reports

Lake Sakakawea Fishibg Report-August 7th, 2022

Lake Sakakawea Fishibg Report-August 7th, 2022

Being back on Sakakawea has been fun! Honestly for me, I love being able to guide on both of North Dakota's big bodies of water this time of year. It keeps you on your toes and I feel I'm a better guide because of it! No time to get complacent. The fish are moving...

Mid Week Fishing Report-  August 3rd, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report- August 3rd, 2022

Back on Sakakawea this week certainly isn't a let down. This lake has been on fire since the very beginning this year and hasn't let up a bit. The fish are moving around some. You can still find some really nice fish up shallow. Just need to be a tad more patient with...

Devils Lake Fishing Report- July 31st, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report- July 31st, 2022

It's been good! Bug hatches, tons of new food like baby perch and white bass, lots of fresh water shrimp, yet the walleyes on Devils Lake just continue to bite! What's working? Well, it's Devils Lake. Seems like whatever you like to use will work! What's working best?...

Mid Week Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 27th, 2022

Mid Week Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 27th, 2022

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Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 24th, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 24th, 2022

I reluctantly left Lake Sakakawea earlier this week to travel east to Devils Lake. All the Rage (no pun intended) lol has been on how good the fishing has been on both bodies of water. I'm here to tell you Devils Lake is holding its own. Both bodies of water have been...

Mid Week Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-July 20th, 2022

Mid Week Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-July 20th, 2022

If Lake Sakakawea was a movie, I think we could call it Groundhogs Day. Nothing has changed really with the mood of the fish. They are still eating! They are a bit more scattered as far as depth is concerned. Some days it just doesn't matter, but the bulk of the...

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