ND Fishing Report & more-Sept. 18th, 2019

Date: 08.09.2022

Meet Your Fishing Guide

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!

We are nearing trophy walleye time here in North Dakota! Both Lake Oahe and Lake Sakakawea have the potential for huge walleyes this time of year.
One of the changes I made recently is I’m now going to Guide full time year round! Usually once school starts many of the guides are done for the season. I stepped down as hockey coach at Bismarck High this past spring so I could focus my attention to guiding.
I’m super excited to Guide ice fishing on Devils Lake this winter and also dark house spearing on both Sakakawea and also Devils Lake. If your looking to try some perch, walleyes and pike this winter I’ll have guided packages with lodging as well. So I’m really looking forward to not only guiding all winter but also continuing to bring you up to date fishing reports.
Reports for this week are a bit sporadic. Lake Oahe/Missouri River is extremely dirty this week with the higher flows and rain we have received. There’s still fish to be caught though! Don’t let the dirty water fool ya.
Lake Sakakawea Fishing can and will continue to get better and better with time. Reports are scattered but the better consistent bite seems to be out east. I do anticipate the bite near shell, independence etc. to begin any day now.
I do have some trips coming up here so I’ll make sure to bring you guys those reports as we go.
Don’t hesitate to book your fall soft water trip and also your winter trip! I’m already booking some trips for this winter so don’t wait too long! Pick some dates and let’s make it happen! mikepelusdooutdoors@gmail.com

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. Wayne Stubson

    Any openings for walleye fishing 2nd week in October on Lake Sakakawea?

    • Mike Peluso

      I’m open the 9,10,11.


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