ND Fishing Report-May 25th, 2020

Date: 08.07.2022

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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!

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!

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

Back on Sakakawea this week certainly isn't a let down. This lake has been on fire since the very beginning this year and hasn't let up a bit. The fish are moving around some. You can still find some really nice fish up shallow. Just need to be a tad more patient with...

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

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

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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  1. Terry Seidler

    Just a couple questions, What’s it run for a day guided, and how does that work my boat or yours.
    What are the package costs

    • Mike Peluso

      All depends on the number of people and where you want to fish. If Sakakawea or Devils it’s 2 people 400 3 people 450. My boat, gear, tackle etc full day of fishing usually around 7 hours. I clean all your fish etc. all you need is proper clothing, license and food and drink.


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