Missouri River Fishing Report-May 1st, 2022

Date: 06.28.2022

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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!

The week of the Big Muddy. Always the pinnacle of the spring here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. It means a couple things to me. First off, I wasn’t allowed to fish it for the first 10 years of its existence. Sure wish I could have fished back in those days. I have dabbled in it a few times over the last decade and have come close to winning it a few times. It’s a tough one, in my personal opinion the Big Muddy has the best of the best! So for a guy like myself who is on the water everyday, its hard to fish it. I can tell you exactly where I would want to fish it every year. Problem is if you don’t draw a good boat number, or you don’t respect the fellow angler you get to fish seconds. Not easy to do out here with the boundaries so tight.

This year I won’t have to worry about this. I’m not in the tournament so pressure is off. I’ll be guiding daily and tournament mode are definitely two different things. I know there’s a lot of talk about the muddy water, spawn, higher flows etc. but rest assured the fish will bite! My guess lower to mid 30’s to win it Saturday. Even with the dirty water.

Like always I will try and steer you in the right direction. Problem with this week coming up is things are going to change rapidly. Water is going to fluctuate, clarity is going to change, and water temps are certainly going to increase. I feel by next weekend things are really going to fire! I’m hoping May will be off the charts good!

Creeks Chubs, cranks, ripping raps, and jigs and plastics will all play huge roles into catching good fish this week. Remember the spawn is starting, so the fish are all going to be in different moods. They do not all spawn at the same time, so we have all of the above taking place, should be an interesting week.

Fish should push north and should push shallow as they do this time of year when the water warms up. Pick your poison and get after them! As soon as this spawn is over, it should turn into a great numbers bite! My mid week report should be a good one! Stay tuned!

Recent Fishing Reports

Devils Lake Fishing Report-June 5th,2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report-June 5th,2022

We finally have received a couple lighter wind days and we have also been able to get around the lake a little more. Both of which have definitely helped the fishing. The water hasn't warmed up a ton yet but it's getting better. 60-62 degrees and the water is mixed....

Mid Week Fishing Report (DL)-June 1st, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report (DL)-June 1st, 2022

Wind, windy, windier pretty much is summing up this first portion of the week. We did however finally got back on the water after being held off. I've made my way to Devils Lake. My excitement was running high like always. Unfortunately my excitement to get on the...

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 29th, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 29th, 2022

I honestly cannot believe this is my last spring river fishing report. It just feels like we all got cheated out of a nice long spring here. It is what it is so here we go. Let's reflect back a little. The river opened up here in mid March kinda like normal. Maybe a...

Mid Week Fishing Report- May 25th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report- May 25th, 2022

And just like that…overnight actually the water cleared up on the Missouri River and the fish decided to come around as well. Crank baits, specifically jointed flicker shads were working well during the dirty water from recent rains out in western ND. This bait was...

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 22nd, 2022

Missouri River Fishing Report-May 22nd, 2022

Things have definitely improved since my Mid Week Fishing Report on Wednesday. The water is settling back down, it's clearing up, and the fish are responding. I'm almost done on the river here near Bismarck for the spring. A few more trips and we will be headed to...

Mid Week Fishing Report-May 18th, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report-May 18th, 2022

Frustrating! Just when things were setting back up and the fishing was getting good. The Knife River to the north decided it needed to remind us why this system is nicknamed the Big Muddy, and muddy is what it is. Makes my job extremely difficult. Clients come to...

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