If you have been following my fishing reports this spring, I’m sure you would agree the Missouri River near Bismarck-Mandan was hard to beat. The fishing was absolutely terrific and using the word terrific is kind of an understatement.
Now that I have had the opportunity to fish Lake Sakakawea a few times, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact Sakakawea is probably going to be better! Early indications are showing why this lake is often touted one of the best walleye fisheries in the country.
The mid portion of the lake (Indian Hills) west up to the Van Hook and into the river section is really starting to go. The water is down from the previous couple seasons, and the fish seem to be settling in nicely. Jigs and minnows and lindy rigs and minnows are producing really well in 4 to 12 foot of water Both pitched and dragged behind the boat. . Some fish are being caught deeper and shallower depending on the day. The fish are really nice size again this year, so I hope folks are cautious of what they are keeping and releasing to ensure we have a solid future and many good years of fishing.
I’ll be headed to Devils Lake this coming week, so I’ll have a fishing report from there also in the next few days. If your looking to book a trip on Sakakawea or Devils Lake, email me at mikepelusooutdoors@gmail.com and let’s see if we can make it happen! The state of North Dakota Fishing is on fire right now and should remain that way for the remainder of the season!