We have had every extreme in weather imaginable in the past week. Other than a foot of snow and a tornado these poor fish (and fishermen) have seen it all.
Through all of this, the fishing has been relatively good here on the Missouri River Near Bismarck!
Water temps have fluctuated from about 32 degrees up to 40, just in the past couple days. The good thing is the fish are definitely on the move and we are seeing a great mix of size. Word has it there are masses of fish moving north down to south and some of those fish will push up into North Dakota.
Jigs tipped with minnows pitched up onto the bars out towards the current edge are taking the bulk of the fish, but shallow running cranks seem to be taking their fare share of larger fish. I’m so happy to see a majority of the fishermen both shore and boat releasing the big hens back to do their thing! Thank you so much for looking out for the future!
I’m for the most part booked up through April but I personally have plenty of river dates in May and I also have another full time guide on staff ready to go if your still wanting to get out in April. Get ahold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My lake days on both Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea are slowly winding down. I still have the rest of September booked, but mostly Sakakawea before I drop down to the river near Bismarck for October and November, weather permitting. We did have a great first half of...