Sakakawea Pike Report

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I fished a bay on the north side yesterday. Fished from 8am - 6pm. I was looking for pike so had tipups in 8 - 15 feet of water. It was the slowest day I think I have ever had. The ice is very thick with much snow cover so maybe the light penetration is low and keeping the fish out of the shallows or maybe I just suck. I caught 1 8lber and missed 3 light bites. For DM the water clarity was good and I would guess the water temp just over 32.
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Lake Sakakawea


  1. NodakBuckeye's Avatar
    Nice! Hot dog bite? Smelt? Herring? Sardines? Orient the bait in a northerly direction? C'mon man details!

    Sorry it was slow, seems like they should be gorging now

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  2. Vollmer's Avatar
    How were the shorelines? I heard the water came up two feet in a hurry.

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  3. tikkalover's Avatar
    Was out a couple weeks ago. We walked out. Only kept 3, threw around 8 back and missed a dozen flags. Try fishing 18 to 30 feet. We used smelt and red hotdogs. Hotdogs only had 1 bite. We had our smelt anywhere fro 2 to 10 feet off the bottom. Had a coworker fishing last Friday and they took 4 wheelers out and got stuck. 6 to 8 inches of water under the snow along shore less water out farther.

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    Updated 04-05-2018 at 07:36 PM by tikkalover
  4. Sluggo's Avatar
    You could tell the shoreline had been slushy but it was 0 degrees when I arrived so everything had froze back up. I didn’t drive on. 2 four wheelers showed up after me and they drove right over it, no problem.

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