Goofy weather, lots of rain, wind, thunder have all played or taken its shot at Lake Sakakawea here the last week or so.
The one thing I have to say is the Big Lake is resilient! To go through all those changes plus rising water with both rain and runoff and it’s still producing lots of fish, with a mix of really nice fish also.


The whole lake has a solid population of 14 to 16 inchers which are absolutely money for the frying pan! These fish are healthy and fun to catch. When your catching these fish don’t be surprised to all the sudden hook into a big one. They seem to be mixed right in.


Just like the last report, don’t get married to an area or certain depth. The fish are always moving on Sakakawea so you have to move around with them. Crawlers on slow death and Lindy Rigs are the main attractors right now and leeches are also starting to produce. Watch the winds and move around looking for stained water will definitely up your catch rates right now!
If your looking to get out and fish I have some options in August and September.

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