MJS GUIDES - Current
Lake Sakakawea Fishing Reports
- Fishing Report - Iím finally back on high ground here after pre
fishing and fishing the Aim State Championship out of Indian Hills Resort.
First and foremost I want to thank Indian Hills and Kelly for the amazing
accommodations. Itís a great place to stay and Jason Feldner and I are
excited about starting up Mjsguides.com which is based out of Indian
Hills. So if your looking to book a group package go to mjguides.com and
we can get you set up with lodging and a Great Lake Sakakawea experience.
So hereís the fishing report for the end of the week. Needless to say the
fishing is unreal right now! We had over 55 pounds in two days and didnít
make the top 5. Actually took 8th. Crazy to think that these types of
weights came in especially during the dog days of summer. We found a
really good jig rap bite up shallow. It was a big fish program and big
fish we caught. No surprise here but the best color jig raps, shiver
minnows, puppet minnows were any variation of white. We all know the
walleyes are chasing smelt but they were also keying in on white bass.
Kind of interesting to see. We also caught some really nice fish on the
old school Lindy rig with a minnow during the event. I wasnít able to
track down any creek chubs before the tournament unfortunately but I would
have to believe those would have done great! Slow death rigs in shallower
water, and also out deep was still really good, and we had found some
awesome fish, maybe not tournament fish, but great guide fish with big
fish mixed in. We had to make a choice to fish community seas because of
the average size of fish, plus I felt I had found a concentration of fish
that other anglers were not targeting. Our plan seemed to be in check
right away day one, but soon after we had a few fish the gig was up.
Again, to see the quality of fish that were caught on this amazing body of
water was literally head shaking. Iím still taking bookings up on
Sakakawea but Iím also going to turn my attention back to the Missouri
River/Oahe with the Casino Tournament right around the corner. Call or
text me to book today 701-351-1294or email me here on the site
- Fishing Report - Lake Sakakawea has had a couple fishing
tournaments here in the last few days, and one more to come. The Aim State
Championship is going to happen out of Indian Hills August 24, 25. Iím
excited to see what kind of fish get caught for this event. It seems as
though the fish have been getting bigger and bigger here in the last week
or so. Of course every way imaginable is catching fish right now. It seems
like you need to find that good bite right away in the morning, because
later afternoons have been tougher. This doesnít mean you canít catch fish
it just seems as though the fish change moods and get pretty fussy. I
think there is way to get them to bite. I havenít exactly found it quite
yet, but Iím gonna give it heck next week trying to break this code. Itís
an interesting bite right now and itís hard to be everywhere on the lake
at once. A mix of tactics are working right now and the one I love is the
jigging raps. Not easy baits for some people to fish, and yes very
expensive if you snag, but when a greenback decides to take a whack at
itÖ.the adrenaline rush is one of the best! Another awesome way to catch
them is on a slow death rig. I love the subtle pull on your line when a
Walleye latches on. Depths right now on Sakakawea are really all over the
map right now. We are seeing shallower ones, mid range ones, deeps ones
and really really really deep walleyes getting caught by the Salmon
anglers our east. When the get a Walleye right now on a downrigger itís
huge! Of course those fish don't survive coming from those depths itís
just fascinating to me that walleyes will suspend our over 130 foot or
more of water. What a Lake!
- Fishing Report - The best part of Lake Sakakawea is the one
thing that always happens is you can catch fish a multitude of other ways.
We have been talking a lot about the deep water bite using cranks and jig
raps. Well, Iím happy to tell you fish can still be caught back in the
bays! Even with the dropping water fish can still be found especially in
the early morning and late afternoon low light periods fairly shallow.
What do I mean about shallow? I was able to catch fish in 5 to 10 foot of
water both pulling bait and trolling cranks. Also, early mornings are
decent with spinners and slow death in that 20 to 25 foot. Trust your
electronics and look for the marks I call dolphins on my screen. You will
know a Dolphin when you see one! The old faithful right now of pulling
snap weights and flicker minnows and also leadcore with a variety of lures
is working in depths of 28 to 42 foot of water. Be careful fishing those
fish as you will have to keep those since the air bladderin a Walleye is
pretty sensitive to being brought up from those depths. I still have
openings so if you're looking for a fun day on the water click on my email
link here on the site or call me at (701) 351-1294 My Sakakawea reports
will be coming in quite a bit here since the Aim State Championship is
coming up August 24 and 25 out of Indian Hills resort. Lots of pre fishing
coming out so again just another great time to book a trip with me and see
how we go about trying to figure out a big fish bite. Always fun trying to
put together a tournament pattern! Also looking forward to the late fall
big fish jig rap bite on Lake Sakakawea. Stay tuned!
- Fishing Report - Lake Sakakawea continues to impress! Fish were
found out west today in 22 to 25 foot of water on slow death and propeller
rigs. We moved west to stay out of the governors cup boundaries.
- Fishing Report - Lake Sakakawea continues to impress! Fish are
on the move daily and the wind is playing a huge factor on where these
fish are setting up. We continue to catch the majority of our fish in 15
to 25 foot but do t be afraid to probe the shallows early in the morning
and the depths out past 25 to 40 during the day. Crawlers on Lindy Rigs
and slow death with the lightest weight possible seems to be the ticket!
Give us a call to book and hook!