Posting the mid week fishing report a tad later in the day than normal. I apologize for that, lots going on this week with cancellations, bookings, school starting and yes…fishing.
Fishing up on Lake Sakakawea remains insane! I keep waiting for a major slow down, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Like I’ve talked about in past reports, the bulk of the walleyes are deep. Not all, but a vast majority are. If you are worried about the deep water walleyes, the river section, like always the fish are shallower.
Pick your poison on how you want to catch them right now. Bouncers, maybe heavier with crawlers are still the number one fish catcher. Crankbaits, jig raps are two and three respectively. Again, it’s however you want to catch them off the structure like sunken humps and points.
Another thing I did was run down south on the river near Bismarck to check things out. The river has increased flows right now coming out of Sakakawea. In my personal opinion, the river hasn’t set up yet. Need flows to tapper off a little and a few spots to set back up. I didn’t see a lot of signs of life yet. Pretty normal for late August. I would expect to start to see some fish showing themselves mid to late September.