Recent Report Posts

  1. Indian Hills

    They are dispersed and deep! Went out this weekend and the better day was Monday morning. Tried pulling cranks into 15mph wind with the 2oz weight (50+2 method) didn't start off well. The clips were unable to hold the 14/4 Power Pro line. The weight kept sliding back down to the Reef Runner. Pulling in 230' of line isn't all fun & joy, however, somehow simultaneously an 18" walleye hit the more shallow crank and I won one of the two battles.

    Switched over to slow death / worms, one with a chartreuse bead and the other with a red bead. Started getting some action out ...
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  2. Drayton Catfish 8/12

    Went to Drayton with a buddy, fished below the stretch below the dam from about 11 am to 9 pm. Great day! Not any true monsters, but so many double-digit fish with the biggest being 17+ lbs. We didn't fish the tournament, maybe should've (Catfish Capital Challenge Catfish Tournament- Drayton, ND | Facebook).

    Bait of choice was fresh cut sucker, hands down. Tried goldeye and frozen frog - not even a sniff. Didn't have live frogs so can't say on that.

    Mid river holes were the ticket. Active fish at the head of the hole would hit within 2-5 minutes, some even sooner. ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Images  
  3. New Town

    Went out of casino yesterday and headed out in the rain. Nothing fast and furious and caught a bunch of 8 to 10" 'eyes but managed to keep 11 that were all 18 up to 24". Sow death, jigging baits and cranks. 18 to 30 fow was best. Was a bit of a grind for us but still fun
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  4. The Hook

    Fished Thursday morning, Friday morning, and Friday evening. The fish seem to have shifted deeper. Seemed that way for the spots we fished, anyway. I’m sure it’s possible to find shallower fish, but our best luck was on deep flats, 24-30 fow.

    Did catch a few in 8 fow out on shell, but we caught far more in 25-28 fow.

    Still pulling crawlers, and/or pitching jigging raps. Didn’t pull cranks, but that probably would have been the best tactic, as the fish were very spread out.

    Name:  C83D1055-8688-4F8D-BFD3-BA336C3704CB.jpg
Views: 1435
Size:  96.6 KB
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  5. Independence Area

    Fished Tuesday through Thursday last week. Bite was still great. Crawler in 15 to 18 feet worked for us. Dead calm Thursday morning and still caught 20 nice fish in 2 hours. Our largest was 25 inch release. We had 12 between 18 and 21 inches Thursday. Smallest we kept was 16 1/2. Healthy fish loaded with smelt. Friend fished Saturday and had same success. He said there were 30 boats on Independence Island all catching fish. Going up tomorrow again.
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  6. Van Hook Weekend

    Came up to the Hook this weekend for a few days of fishing. Friday fished the north and west sides, caught some nice fish but not huge numbers. Was mainly in the 12-14 foot range. On Saturday we made the run way south. Our initial spots with crawlers prodcued produced few fish. Switched to cranks in 20 feet and had an incredible day. Great numbers of quality fish. Tons of fish and bait on the graph, amazing. Great days on the water!
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  7. Indian Hills - 7/22 - 7/24

    Nice sized fish all weekend, with the area around Paradise & Beacon having the most number of boaters. Wasn't too crowded until a couple of tourney boaters wanted to spot-lock and toss down their jigging raps. The best live bait presentation for us was leech with a small white propeller and a few blue/green beads. It beat all other worm, spinner, slow death, etc. applications. With four rods in the water just that one rod with the leech cleaned house over other stuff, even when I ran out of leeches Saturday afternoon and used Gulp on Sunday.

    Most fish were 18"-22" ...
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  8. Parshall

    And the beat goes on. 45 minute limits this morning in the wind. Will the bite ever stop? This is getting strange. 18ft n crawlers down south.
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  9. Indian Hills 7/15

    Buddy and I went to Indian Hills early this morning - drove thru the fog...not fun! Anyway, on the water at 7, ran east just past Pepsi Point. Jigged for about an hour - plastics and leeches. Targeted 15 - 22 fow. Caught a few, but nothing too crazy. Started pulling spinners/crawlers/artificial's...quickly discovered fish were much shallower than we realized. Found fish in 12 to 16 fow and the bite was on. Caught ~ 15 walleye in less than 2 hours. Decided to switch over to cranks for sng's - caught 3 more pulling #9 Flicker Minnows...one of which was a nice 22 inch that got her pic taken and went ...
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  10. 11 days at The Hook

    Name:  123_1.jpg
Views: 4251
Size:  101.2 KB

    I was at the lake from the evening of June 30th, until July 10th. The fishing was fantastic!
    The depth we caught them in would vary from day to day, but the best was in that 13-16 fow range. We also caught fish as deep as 24 fow. Bottom bouncers with slow death and crawlers was always good, but we had some fun over the vacation, as well, pitching jiggin' raps, pulling cranks, and pitching jigs.

    The cranks seemed solid at any time. The jig pitching was hit or miss.
    The jiggin' raps would vary as well, but often times seemed ...
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  11. Pouch Bay Independence Point Area

    Fished Wednesday and Thursday this week. Fishing was very good. Wednesday fished south shore near Independence. 18 to 22 feet was best although caught some in 10 feet. Kept 9 over 18 inches. Today it was windy from northeast. So we fished north shore near Pouch. Kept 7 over 18 inches and released a 24 inch walleye. 10 feet was best today. Presentation both days was half crawler and slow death hooks.
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
  12. Mid lake Sakakawea

    Judging by the number of boats on the midsection of the lake, I’d say the fishing is good, we fished 9-14 ft main lake points north and south side all weekend mostly using lindys and slow death and crawlers for most our fish did get a few on leeches. Released a couple really nice fish over 27” too. Water temp was 66.
    Tags: sak Add / Edit Tags
    Categories
    Lake Sakakawea
Page 1 of 190 1231151101 ... LastLast


About Nodak Angler

    NodakAngler is a community of outdoors enthusiasts. Our primary focus is to provide a great place for North Dakota sportsmen to gather, discuss, and participate. All are welcome.

Business & Contact

Follow us on

Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube