Mixing up the fishing report this time. It’s that time of year for here in North Dakota. Lots of folks starting to fish the big 3 of Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea and the whole Missouri River system. Things are starting to fire on all three, but it seems we are still a tad bit early or behind, however you look at it.
I’ll start with the Missouri River. Fishing remains really strong all the way through the system. State line all the way up to the Garrison Dam is producing good numbers of fish from 14 to 20 inches, with a big one still mixed in from time to time.
Sakakawea is just starting to show signs of life, but I expect with every warm day for it to get better and better. As the water begins to warm you will see and hear of good fish being caught. The last time I was up there we caught some really nice fish pitching jigs shallow. I’ll continue to bring you reports from up that way in the coming weeks.
Devils lake is acting as it should. The upper lakes are kicking out fishing and main devils is producing nice fish but limited. The numbers on main devils should get better and better as each day passes and the water dirties and warms up. Pitching jigs and plastics and casting shallow running cranks in areas of warmer water will produce fish.
I’m just getting ready to start my guide trips on Sakakawea and Devils Lake so email me at mikepelusooutdoors@gmail.com to book your trips! Lodging packages available on Devils Lake as well!