Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report – August 5th, 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

August 6, 2018

Not much has changed on Lake Sakakawea the past few weeks. The fish continue to be deep, deep and deeper! Now that doesn’t mean you can’t catch some fish shallow. Wind is a big factor of course, but so is the lowlight periods. Early mornings before the sun really comes out is a good chance to put some nice Walleye in the boat and not have to worry about catching them too deep to release. Jig raps, cranks, heavy bouncers with regular lindys and minnows are all great ways to catch these fish right now.  Please keep in mind, most fish over the 30 foot of water caught are going to have a hard time going back. Use caution for sure and catch and keep what you need. Early morning seems to best at the 22 to 25 foot of water but the fish head deeper as the day wears on. Use your electronics to mark and catch!

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