It’s been quite the week up here on Lake Sakakawea. If you are a duck it would have been awesome. Lots of wind and rain, but amazingly enough the walleyes still bit…kind of.
Blue collar, grind, leather ass are just a few terms I could use to explain the bite on Sakakawea right now. I will say this though, after the days of fishing like I had the last week, it’s extremely rewarding.
When you have to work hard and earn every bite you get, when you catch one it’s all worth it. Not to mention the quality of fish we caught this week was way above average.
Before all the fronts, the walleyes were actually shallow. 15 to 25 foot was solid for us. As soon as the weather moved in the fish moved deeper again. The last few days the bulk of them were in 40 to 60 foot of water.
Old school plain hooks with minnows seemed to be the best, but we did catch fish on crawlers yet. The lake just hasn’t turned fall yet, but it’s getting closer.
Hard to believe my guide days on Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea are pretty much done. I will however be guiding from now until freeze up on the Missouri River! If you want to get out yet get ahold of me and we will pencil you in a trip on the river near Bismarck.