Vollmer

  1. Sakakawea - VanHook

    The wife, two of our kids, and I fished Friday afternoon through Sunday. We did well again off of Gull on Friday and Saturday, pulling crawlers in 16-20 fow. A lot of lunch fish with the occasional nicer fish.

    On Sunday, my dad made the trip down to the cabin, and went fishing with us. We went out towards the river and pulled cranks in 25-28 fow and caught a pile of fish. That new Flicker Shad and Flicker Minnow color of Blue Shiner was outpacing everything else by quite a margin.

    It still sounded like guys were doing well on a lot of the mid lake structure, but ...
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    Lake Sakakawea
  2. Van Hook Arm

    The wife, the kids, and I went out Thursday night. We got out late, since I had to work during the day. We tried a couple of spots along shorelines, and had little luck, so we decided to check some mid-lake structure and ended up doing real well off of Fox island. I think we ended up catching 20, or so ,that night, pulling slow death hooks, and pitching fake minnows on a jig into a wind blown point. Nicer fish, including a 26".

    Friday we hit the same area and had a tougher time catching fish. We tried a couple of other mid-lake structure areas and ended up doing "okay". ...
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    Lake Sakakawea
  3. Parshall Bay-Van Hook

    Robyn and I took two of our kiddos to the lake for the weekend. When we have the younger kids with we tend to pull bottom bouncers, or drag jigs. They get bored senseless when we pull cranks, and one is still too young for pitching jigs. I'd like to try and get them into a good bobber fishing bite. I think they'd get a big kick out of that.

    This weekend we pulled our slow death hooks, with crawlers (mostly). We tried a few spots in the "arm", with some success, but it wasn't great, so we tried running out to some areas by the river channel, and ended up doing pretty ...
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    Lake Sakakawea
  4. West Sakakawea

    I took the whole family out, including my father in law, for a weekend on the water. We had a good ole' time. We caught our 'eyes, and about a million white bass. We were mostly using jig and minnow, or pulling spinners. My youngest son was casting a jig and plastic. The wife stayed true to her crawlers. We caught fish on all of it. I know guys were doing well with cranks as well.

    Sounds like the hook is also doing okay for 'eyes, and after this warm week of weather, I would guess it will be quite good by next weekend.
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    Lake Sakakawea
  5. West Sakakawea

    The wife, our daughter, and I headed out fishing this evening. We were west of White Earth a ways. We fished in 7-12 fow for the most part. Drifting/jigging a jig and minnow seemed to be the best for us. My 7 year old daughter had a hay day with a bottom bouncer and a green smile blade with a minnow on it. She schooled us today, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

    We had a solid day for walleye, and slaughtered the white bass.

    It was a great day that the wife and I will always remember.
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    Lake Sakakawea
  6. Audubon

    A group of us went to Audubon just for the late evening. We caught 8 'eyes in total, and a smallie. They were deeper than we expected, in about 20 fow. Jigging spoons and minnows mostly.
    The North Lake had a bunch of open water, but where we were was 2+ feet of ice. The ice was certainly soft and auger'd up in cubes.
    Guessing it will go fast now.

    A lot of folks around the culvert. We were more in the Velva Point area.
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    Lake Audubon
  7. Tailrace, again.

    3 of us hit the Tailrace today.
    We had a pretty fun day. We caught a handful of HUGE carp, 1 burbot, 1 rainbow trout, a handful of catfish, some cisco, and some 'eyes. We kept 9 walleye on the day, using jiggin' raps by the spillway.

    Water was 58-60 degrees. It was a real nice day to be on the water.
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    Missouri River
  8. Tailrace

    A couple of us hit the Tailrace this morning. We only fished for a couple of hours, and ended up with six nice 'eyes. Finally got the tin can river rat boat on the water. I can happily report that no issues arose.

    We were using jiggin' raps.
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    Missouri River
  9. The Hook

    Tough bite for us today, and way too hot out for this guy. We ground it out regardless. We ended up keeping six, and threw back 10-12 smaller ‘eyes. Caught a nice pike and plenty of white bass, again.

    We found our fish mostly in 18-20 fow.

    I’ll give ‘er another go tomorrow.
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    Lake Sakakawea
  10. NewTown area - Sak

    Fished around Beacon and ***house. I think we kept 5 and threw a few back. Just fished for a few hours this afternoon. I saw a ton of fish on the side imaging, but they were lethargic. Thinking a sunny day might fire them up.

    46 degree water where we were.
    All were caught on minnows.
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    Lake Sakakawea
  11. West Sak

    Pre fished Friday. We made the run out to Hoffland, Lund’s, and Tobacco Gardens. We caught fish in multiple places, and in a range of depths from 4-18 fow. It was a fun day.

    On Saturday, for the PFTF tournament, we had a tough time scratching out fish in our spots. We ended up with 9 lbs and change. 👎👎 The ride out was rough, and the ride back was WORSE! Talk about a beating. I woke up Sunday morning and felt like I had an intense leg day at the gym.
    A buddy almost swamped his boat on the way back. He speared a wave and said it dove like a submarine. Didn’t ...

    Updated 05-13-2019 at 06:42 AM by Vollmer

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    Lake Sakakawea
  12. Audubon

    A few of us fished Audubon, Sunday evening. We ended up catching 8 walleye, and a few pike. All on jig/minnow. We were fishing pretty shallow, in 5-10 fow.
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    Lake Audubon
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