Recent Report Posts

  1. Van Hook - Jig Bite

    Lake Sakakawea is on fire! Especially the Van Hook Arm. The amount of 16"-20" fish is unreal, and a good number of the over 20", as well. Friday, we tried to get out before the wind, but it ended up catching us. We were able to spot lock on a nice pod of walleye and have some success. Most of our fish, as of late, have been in the 8-13 fow range, and we have been on a good minnow bite.

    Fished Saturday and Sunday as well. Same story, same program, for us. Cruise around until we side image a pod of fish, spot lock, start pitching.

    Water temp ...
    Lake Sakakawea
  2. Van Hook 6/11

    The old man and I went out to the hook yesterday. Had to stay fairly close to the ramp just in case I was called out to work. We stayed in the northern part of the arm and targeted 10-14 FOW around a (formerly) submerged island. Water temp was around 61 degrees.
    We had minnows, crawlers, and leeches in the water, but once again crawlers were the winner for the day and .8-1.0mph seemed to be the speed they liked.

    These two rigs were easily the best performers for us.
    https://www.legendarytacklecompany.c...&category_id=2 ...
  3. Walleye & Sauger

    3 of us went out to the New Town area, again. We started our search in 20-25 fow, but struggled to find decent numbers. Once we moved in, shallower, we found an abundance of fish on a river channel shoreline. We picked up most of our fish drift jigging, and drifting with bottom bouncers. Both minnows and crawlers worked. If the wind pushed us .8-1.0 mph, the crawlers did better, and if we were able to slow down to .4-.5 the minnows did better. While drifting, we caught fish from 4 fow to 18 fow, with a greater number of fish in the shallower depths.

    After we had our fill of ...
    Lake Sakakawea
  4. New Town 5/27

    Dad and I decided to run down to New Town on Friday morning hoping to beat the wind and rain. We didn't get on the water until about 9 but had a pretty good outing with 8 of our 10 fish being caught in the first 2 hours. After that we decided to try another spot because it was starting to get a bit crowded. Headed to a new spot and spent the next 2 hours catching our last 2 fish. Holy smokes are the fish in the system healthy.

    At the first spot we targeted 16-22 fow pulling prop rigs and crawlers. Dad had 2 fish in the well before I even got a damn line wet. These two rigs ...
  5. Audubon - 5/28

    Wife and I ran down to Audubon this afternoon for a couple hours. Fish were in 12-15 fow, jigs and minnows/plastics...jig color didn't matter. Water temps were 58-59 on NW side of the lake. The bites were not real aggressive - plastics caught just as many as the minnows. We ended up catching 13 walleye in 3 hours - kept 10. Beautiful day on the water...God is good!
    Lake Audubon
  6. New Town - Lake Sakakawea

    A buddy and I went out to the New Town area on Sunday, and found a mess of post-spawn walleye. 50 degree water to start the day, that warmed up to a surface temp of 54 by the afternoon. We caught our fish on jig/minnow, lindy/minnow, and crankbaits. The fish sure seemed plump and healthy, and there is a large class of 16-19" fish in the system.

    More info in the video:
    Lake Sakakawea
  7. Boat Ramps

    Does anyone know if the ramps at Beaver Bay are usable? Is there any site that gives a current report on usable boat ramps in the state? Thanks
    Lake Oahe
  8. carp

    Lot of carp in the ditches 7 to 14 miles west of Lidgerwood. LB
    Other: SE ND Area
  9. East End: Sakakawea

    Fished East Sak, for a chunk of the day, today. Pitching jig/minnow in 4-8 fow. We found a few, but for what we were seeing on the side imaging, I wouldn’t say we knocked it out of the park. Water temp, where we were at, was around 38 degrees. On the plus side, I moved my trolling batteries, and charger, from the front of the boat (under rod locker) to the back of the boat, plus added a 4” manual jack plate, and gained around 4 mph on the 2080.
    Lake Sakakawea
  10. Audubon In The Dingy

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    Did some fishing today, with a buddy, on Lake Audubon. We did not wake up early, and we did not fish late. We got out there after the day had warmed up a bit, and headed for home as the wind started to pick up, but we had a fun day, caught some walleye, and one nice pike that drug the little dingy boat around for a bit. Most of the fish were on jig/minnow, but one came on the hyper rattle. I always look forward to this time of year. There is something pure and fun about fishing out of the little dingy boat. Hopefully get another trip or two in it before ...
    Lake Audubon
  11. Bismarck boat ramps

    The ramps at Fox Island and Keelboat (under I-94) are both open and usable. No docks in yet.
    Missouri River
  12. Audubon - Turtle Lake Ramp Area 3/19

    Finally got back out on the ice, amazing day 54 degrees with light wind. Cut holes from 16 to 10 fow leading up to saddle hump. Actually caught first walleye about 5PM...which was little early I thought but great! Fished till 8PM, ended up catching 6 walleye and 2 pike - kept 4 between 17 and 20 inches. Perch colored tingler got most action - used full minnow but cut entire tail off before hooking. Ice was still 30 inches but rotting fast. Shorelines still good but think will go quick. No trucks out only wheelers and one Chevy Malibu...jeesh!
    Lake Audubon
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