Day 2 this week on the Garrison Dam Tailrace proved once again to be fun, rewarding, and learning. I say learning because no matter how many times I have fished this place, it’s always amazes me how diverse and changing it is.
The place has a lure to it like no other place I have fished on this planet. No two days are ever alike. Simply put, the Missouri River, especially up here, is super challenging and keeps you on your toes.
So what did I learn today while guiding? Well, the current had definitely changed. Not uncommon because the flows change all day everyday. Spots we caught fish in the day before did not have fish in them today. We moved around a lot and repositioning in every spot was key. I’m not sure why, but it seemed like every time you moved just a little bit, you got bit. Today for me personally, I had boxing gloves on! I missed so many darn fish for some reason today, it drove me crazy. I did talk to a couple of tailrace vets after I was done and they told me the same thing. I felt a tiny bit better about things but I was still pissed at the number of fish I lost.
Plastics seemed to be better today also. I figured out a small tweak to my plastics today, I will do a video for you in the next day or two to show you what I did. I was amazed how well it worked.
Pitching jigs into the current seemed to be best and like always you never knew what you were going catch. Love that aspect for sure! Caught a huge pike, huge ling and nice solid walleyes today. If your looking to book a trip to learn a little about this stretch get in touch with me on messenger or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll tell you what if you mention you read this report I’ll give you 50 off the daily rate until April 10th! Let’s go fishing! Mike Peluso
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...