Missouri River/Lake Oahe Fishing Report-September 7th 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

September 8, 2018

Lots happening right now on the Missouri River! The mighty mo or big muddy or lol you get the point is going through some growing pains now with the water levels falling and a change in water level forecasts. Sounds like we will see roughly 36k cfs locally around Bismarck by next week. What wil this do to the fishing? Your guess is as good as mine but if it follows the trend of the previous 40 years I have fished it the river will take some time to adjust and settle in. Right now fishing is ok locally and further south into Oahe if you work your areas hard. I like to call it a blue collar type of bite where you really need and have to work for your fish. Today I guided three gentlemen from California. From the time we put the boat in the water until the time we got the river dropped probably 6 inches total creating change to all the spots I had need fishing. We had to adjust and grind hard but sometimes days like today are very very rewarding at days end! We had only a half day trip so time was not in my favor as a guide to get the job done. We ended the day with 10 really nice perfect for the oil walleyes. Our go to tactic was a lazy mans rig with two split shots a hook and half crawler. We did however catch a few on Lindy Jigs and Minnows. The golf lindys to be exact. Another interesting thing I saw today was smelt. I found them in the bellies I found them in my livewell and I also had them spit up on the floor? Not sure what to make of this? It might be why the bite has slowed a little also? All in all it was an awesome day on the water with these guys! Discounted trips on the river this fall up until October 31st! Call or text me at(701) 471-8649  or email me here on the website to book a morning, evening or full day on the Missouri River this fall!

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