Prairie Lake Fishing Report-Dec. 30th 2018

Date: 08.09.2022

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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!

With our recent snow fall we decided to take our adventures even further on the the road. I wasn’t really sure how much snow some of the Prairie Potholes that I have visited recently would have on them with snow amounts varying all over the state. Especially the ones east of Bismarck. So with that said I pointed the truck north.

I promised you in my last report we would get some time in on Woodhouse Lake. The game and fish reports show the lake has a heck of a good Walleye population. It also shows there are a lot of walleyes in the lake that are in the 28 inch range. Well, we didn’t get any of those, but found plenty of eater size fish and a lot of fish in the 12 inch range as well. Lots of action and the access with the recent snows was decent considering and the snow was fairly good with it being blown open in spots. It’s definitely the time of year where it’s probably smart to ice fish with a travel partner or in groups with shovels and tow ropes. When I’m up guiding on Devils Lake with Percheyes, it’s a constant push and pull at times to get across the lake. It sure is nice to have the help!

Sounds like some of the lakes up towards Devils and in that area, have a lot of snow on them and guys are using tracks and or Sno-Bears. I’m hoping with the recent cold snap that we will be able to get some more ice on these lakes and some ice on the big waters. Especially Sakakawea right now.

We kept the fishing really simple. I had one dead rod out with a frosty glow jig with a minnow hooked in the back and my jigging rod had a Lindy Glow Spoon with a minnow head. The fishes moods seemed to change throughout the day and they would go in streaks. You would rattle off a few in a row on the Spoons. Weird thing everything would go quiet and with a flip of a switch the dead rods would go. These fish in these lakes must travel in packs or in waves and they all seem to have their own personality.
I’m hoping I can get the spear shacks set back out and open back up for business! If your looking to try bowhunting on ice get ahold of me and we will reserve you a chair in one of my spear shacks! I will also have another report from Lake Sakakawea coming up very soon! #mikepelusooutdoors

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  1. Daniel Horricks

    Giong to try the big water this week looks like I will have to get the sled out to get there the river as been on fire we started at tabaco gardens on thanksgiving day n have work r way down stream every point we’ve fished has been great we r heading south of Littlefield bay next about two miles I hope

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    • Mike Peluso

      My next report will be from that area!! It was good!

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