Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-September 25, 2018

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!

Lake Sakakawea can change on a blink of an eye and for whatever reason the fish were a lot more active today until the weather got the best of us. We had the same plan as the day prior. We headed out of Deepwater Bay and jetted across to the slides to avoid having to drive in rough water. The winds were blowing pretty hard out of the west-northwest when we got on the water at about 7:30 this morning. My crew and I decided we better try and fish an area off independence point first thing before the end really started to howl. We arrived and the fish were on the chow right away! My guess with the full moon is these walleyes are eating heavily at night and you can catch them still on the prowl first thing. As quick as the fish bit they tapered off some. We are continuing to use jig raps in depths from 10 to 32 foot of water. I’m still a bit surprised the water temps are hanging around the 64 to 60-degree mark. We had to get back to stock and spotting walleyes on the electronics. The fish would show up pretty good today and it seemed as though more of these fish took a whack at our presentation today compared to yesterday? Again, why did they decide to bite a little better today? We did strike gold twice today with a couple show stoppers! I call them dolphins when I see them on my electronics. Things were going great until the rain settled in around 11:00 and the temperature dropped rapidly. We made our way back to the dock. I would say the last couple days were not exactly fast and furious but very rewarding, to say the least. If your looking at a crack at a wall hanger now is the time to book a trip! Every hookset right now could be a fish of a lifetime! Call or text me at 701-471-8649 or email me off my website. I will continue booking trips all the way through October.

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