Lake Sakakawea is one of those lakes where you just never know what is going to happen. If there is one thing to say about Lake Sakakawea is Lake Sakakawea can be very inconsistent by nature.
Rules to live by while fishing this 180 mile stretch of moving water. Do not get married to one depth, presentation, color, area, etc etc. Get out the track shoes and move, move, move with the fish. Once you locate a biter or two, grind on those fish and work the same type of structure that particular day. The next day may be completely different, or the same.
This past week fishing on Sakakawea has been good and tough. I won’t ever say bad, because, after all it’s fishing! I am hearing a lot of grumbling at the fish cleaning stations about the tougher fishing right now. Yes, it’s tougher, but it’s still damn good once you land on them and dial in your program for the day!
Slow death rigs with crawlers are starting to get their game on recently in 12 to 18 foot of water. Don’t forget Sakakawea has some current right now with the run off coming in from Montana. Pay close attention to the changing conditions and your catch rates will go up! Lots of changes taking place. My hope is by the 4th of a July Lake Sakakawea will settle in to her normal fish catching self!
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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...