Missouri River Fishing Report-October 12th,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!

Braving the cold, wind, rain, snow hasn’t exactly been the best, but again the bite is starting and its getting closer and closer to the city limits of Bismarck! One of my early observations is these walleyes that are showing up are extremely healthy! I’m not a 100 percent sure what the main forage is? I’ve cleaned fish that have had smelt, fatheads, some sort of shad, and baby drum and crappies. I’m also seeing clowds of bait on my electronics also, so I’m optimistic as all get out as to whatever these fish are finding to eat because it appears that there is a lot of it! Getting back to the fishing, the fish are still relating really close to the main river channel with a lot of them actually still in it. Good sign for things to come because they are traveling north as type and I anticipate a really solid bite in town by the end of the week. Nothing fancy for us as far as how we are catching the fish. Lindy jigs tipped with a minnow seems to be the bait of choice moved really slow. Most of the fish we caught this week came out of deeper water. 18 to 25 foot off the main channel is where the fish are further south of Bismarck. The few fish we caught closer to town were in 10 to 15 foot of water. Expect some of these fish to slide up on the sand right off the current. I do have a couple guide trips scheduled this week both on the River and also on Sakakawea. I’m excited to get up on Sak since the weather has kept me away for awhile so I’ll report back on both bodies of water this week. If your looking for trip I’m still taking bookings until October 31s. Call or text me at 701-471-8649.

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