Missouri River Fishing Report-October 30th, 2021

Date: 08.09.2022

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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!

I’ve talked about this before in my recent reports but I think fall is finally here! Air temps and water temps are falling and yes our open water days for 2021 are numbered.

A few things to keep in mind as we approach the end. Some of the ramps now on the river have pulled the docks. Another thing is with cold temps the ramps will freeze up. It is important to let the water drain off the trailer in mornings so you don’t make the boat ramp into a skating rink. Also make sure when your getting off the water to get all the water out of the engine. A quick dry fire with the engine lowered will do the trick.

Another thing to keep in mind is it might be time for most to winterize the boats. Open Marine Honda on the Strip in Mandan do a wonderful job!

So after the doom and gloom of knowing things are coming to the end, the fish still can be caught! Look for sandbar troughs right off the main channel to be best. Jigs and minnows are working good for me in pretty shallow water. 3 to 10 feet seem to be holding the bulk of the fish. Don’t be surprised to catch more than just walleye. Catfish, bass, gar, and northern pike are also very abundant.

We will have to see what happens with the weather the next couple of weeks. I hope we have another solid month of open water. With that said, I’m taking booking now for ice fishing up on Devils Lake and Darkhouse Spearing on Lake Sakakawea. Visit my ice fishing section on the webpage for details. We can pretty much accommodate whatever you are looking for!

Recent Fishing Reports

Lake Sakakawea Fishibg Report-August 7th, 2022

Lake Sakakawea Fishibg Report-August 7th, 2022

Being back on Sakakawea has been fun! Honestly for me, I love being able to guide on both of North Dakota's big bodies of water this time of year. It keeps you on your toes and I feel I'm a better guide because of it! No time to get complacent. The fish are moving...

Mid Week Fishing Report-  August 3rd, 2022

Mid Week Fishing Report- August 3rd, 2022

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Devils Lake Fishing Report- July 31st, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report- July 31st, 2022

It's been good! Bug hatches, tons of new food like baby perch and white bass, lots of fresh water shrimp, yet the walleyes on Devils Lake just continue to bite! What's working? Well, it's Devils Lake. Seems like whatever you like to use will work! What's working best?...

Mid Week Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 27th, 2022

Mid Week Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 27th, 2022

So I've been up on Devils Lake now for over a week. Lots of different weather, a couple more bug hatches, and a really strong walleye bite. I get asked to compare or I get asked what lake is better? Totally not a fair question to ask. I just tell folks they are both...

Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 24th, 2022

Devils Lake Fishing Report-July 24th, 2022

I reluctantly left Lake Sakakawea earlier this week to travel east to Devils Lake. All the Rage (no pun intended) lol has been on how good the fishing has been on both bodies of water. I'm here to tell you Devils Lake is holding its own. Both bodies of water have been...

Mid Week Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report-July 20th, 2022

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If Lake Sakakawea was a movie, I think we could call it Groundhogs Day. Nothing has changed really with the mood of the fish. They are still eating! They are a bit more scattered as far as depth is concerned. Some days it just doesn't matter, but the bulk of the...

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