ND Fishing Report-August 21, 2022

Written by Mike Peluso

August 21, 2022

Hard to believe it’s late August already. Kids are back in school, football season is starting, and the seasons are about to change. This means a few things for me.

One, I don’t stop guiding. In fact, I’m guessing since I guide the Missouri River spring and fall, Devils Lake all winter, and DL and Sakakawea all summer. I probably log more time on the water than most. I love being able to change bodies of water all year long!

I’m not done on Devils Lake or Sakakawea quite yet. I have trips on both in September. I am however booking trips as we speak for the river near Bismarck this fall. Again, if you are coming to ND to hunt and want to mix it up a little, let me know and we will dial in a fun and easy trip.

So what’s happening currently? Fish are still biting on both Devils and Sakakawea. I’d say if you are looking to put numbers in the livewell, get the leadcore and cranks out! Just remember, fish are extremely deep right now and you will need to keep all the fish you catch in 25 foot of water or deeper. They will not survive even if you think they do because they swam away. I have a dive buddy that tells me you would be sick to your stomach if you saw all the dead walleyes laying on the bottom of Sakakawea this time of year.

Sakakawea look for fish on the humps and or deeper main lake points. Devils is a little bit more all over the place. Bridges, culverts, and old road beds are all high percentage areas right now.

As far as later this fall goes, fishing is going to be good! I have scattered dates open now until the end of November! Get ahold of me if you want to get out before the snow flies. Even when it does snow you can still get ahold of me for ice fishing excursion on Devils Lake!

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