Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report- July 11th, 2021

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!

We have had some changes in weather here in North Dakota. We actually had what we can call a cold front that also brought in much needed moisture.

So what did this do to the fish this week? To be honest, not as much as a guide would use as an excuse if the fishing was slow lol. With the exception of few slower moments the fishing has remained good to excellent!

Lake Sakakawea remains strong. Lots of fish in the 16 to 19 inch range. These fish in my mind are absolutely the perfect fish. Fun to catch and even better in grease. I tend to try and steer my clients into releasing those prime reproducers 20″ to 26″. Those in my opinion are the heartbeat of the future of these world class fisheries we have here in ND.

The bulk of fish have been moving a tad deeper here. 12 to 25 feet seems to be hiding the bulk of these perfect keepers. Bigger fish see to be a bit scattered, but they are there. Prop rigs, live bait rigs, and slow death on bouncers are about as guarantee fish catchers as you can get right now with a chunk of crawler.

Continue to monitor water temps and current for better results. With our recent rains we do have some fresh water moving around the system. I do have some openings scattered about August right now. Also, I hate to talk ice fishing but dates are beginning to fill up for ice fishing Devils Lake so if your thinking of a trip let me know.

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