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Fishing on Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota
 

Fishing on Lake Sakakawea ~ North Dakota

 

Jason Feldner
PO BOX 191
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
701-351-1294
Email: percheyedl@yahoo.com 

 

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MJS GUIDES - Current Lake Sakakawea Fishing Reports

          

 

8-27-2018 - 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 www.mjsguides.com
 


8-21-2018 - 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!


8-11-2018 - 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!


7-19-2018 - 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.

7-17-2018 - 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!

 
 
 

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Jason Feldner
PO BOX 191
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
701-351-1294
Email:
percheyedl@yahoo.com