Mid Week Fishing Report-November 2nd, 2022

Written by Mike Peluso

November 2, 2022

I can’t believe the open water guide season may be coming to a close. The long range forecast isn’t looking good. I’m holding out hope to possibly get some nice days toward the end of of November yet.

I was fortunate enough to fish Sakakawea the last few days and also the Missouri River south of Bismarck. Both are kinda of interesting right now. I know I have been doom and gloom about the condition of the river this fall. All indications are pointing that this coming spring may be the pinnacle of a chance at catching a state record walleye or at least a fish of lifetime!

Just these last two weeks guys it s down in South Dakota have caught some absolute monster walleyes over 16lbs! This coming spring if you are looking for a trip or two get ahold of me as myself and partner are booking up.

So Sakakawea has gone through an attitude change here this week. Lots of fish on the screen, but at times it was difficult to get them to eat. We caught limits everyday, but a few changes in our approach needed to happen to make it work. One things is we definitely caught way more fish on a jig and a minnow. I did get a few on a jig raps, but had to cast it in order for them to eat it.

Another for us was lake location. We actually did better more towards the mid section of the lake for numbers. The traditional Shell, Pouch, Skunk, Deepwater etc was a little off for some reason. Rest assured we saw some big big fish in that stretch however. We just didn’t get the numbers like usual.

I’ll report on the river in the next report on Sunday.

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