Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-Sept. 19th, 2020

Date: 08.07.2022

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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!
Is it summer or is it fall? Is it morning or is it night? Do we feed on minnows or do we feed on crawlers? Should we be deep or should we be shallow? Should we stay or should we roam? All of these terms are what’s going on with walleyes on Lake Sakakawea. Very unstable and unsettled.
The water this week has returned to the mid 60’s in areas of the lake. The haze in the sky from the wild fires out west, are causing lower than usual light conditions. I’m noticing we are having our best bite during the high sky periods of the day and the only thing I can think of, is because of the darker days we are experiencing. The one day this week where we had northerly winds, the bite was the best.
Still the bulk of the fish are deep. Anywhere from 25 to 55 foot of water. We have seen a pretty solid crawler bite flare back up here the last couple of days. Today now, it was 50/50 crawlers and minnows. I have caught a few on jig raps (bigger fish) but it’s not like they are jumping all over it. Lots has changed up here since the NWT tournament, and it will continue to change.
Relying solely on my electronics for finding us the fish. Lots of bait to be found and the walleyes are very close by. Just trust what you are seeing and grind baby grind!
I’ve started booking tris for this winter on Devils Lake for angling. It’s gonna be a good winter! Email me at mikepelusooutdoors@gmail.com to book your winter adventure! Guiding and lodging packages available.

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