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  1. Mallard Island/Scoria Bay

    The kids and I hit up Sak for the first time this year. We put in at Sakakawea State Park, just because I haven't been there in 10 years. We fished a little on the west end of Mallard Island, Alcatraz, and over by Scoria Bay. Had a few light bites that we missed and ended up with a 4 inch perch and about a 9-10 lb pike over the course of 4 hours. I didn't expect to pound the fish, but that was a bad outing.

    We used spinners/slow death along with crawlers and leeches.
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    Lake Sakakawea
  2. Van Hook, 8/12

    Put in at the Hook on Sunday the 12th around 0645. Wind was already whipping up the water pretty good at that point. Nonetheless, my two partners and I headed south on the Toon to Shell. Once we got to Shell we backtrolled with the Toon from out deep (48 ft) up into 13 ft of water. Got our first bites in the 15 ft range, easy to miss kind of bites. We had three nice eyes in the boat by 0730 using spinners and crawlers, some with and some without a slow death hook. By about 0830, the fishing really started to slow and between 1000 and 1100 we had maybe two bites. Called it a morning at 1100 ...
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    Lake Sakakawea
  3. Van Hook on Sakakawea

    Went up to Van Hook this past weekend and we did very well both Saturday and Sunday with limits for all. Hot and windy on Saturday left us backtrolling and drifting spinners with crawlers. While I wouldn't say we had the fish jumping in the boat as we would catch 1-3, then sit for 45 minutes before another bite. Anyway, we ended up with some pretty nice stringers of fish, to include a 31" eye for the soon-to-be 80 year old stepdad. By far his biggest eye ever. We easily had one of the nicer stringers of fish at the cleaning station, but by no means does that suggest others weren't catching ...
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    Lake Sakakawea
  4. Missouri near Bis

    Went out yesterday after a day of training (5/2/2017), I suppose we got on the river about 4:30 and headed north from Merriewethers. First stops up by Heskitt produced nothing, so we kept working our way toward Hoge. After 3 hours we finally found some active fish in 22 ft of water and filled a two-man limit of 14" fish with a few smaller ones tossed back using jigs and minnows. We were back at the ramp about 8:30, so fishing was pretty good once we found some that liked what we offered.

    Fairly chilly out there with the cloud cover and breeze. Remember to take a jacket! ...
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    Missouri River
  5. Hazelton

    3 kids and I put in at Hazelton a little past noon on Sunday. Looks like fish are coming out of just about every depth. We worked 11-15 ft up closer to Eckroths and the kids caught 11 eyes and a northern in about 3 hours.

    We'd likely have stayed to kill a limit if the wind wouldn't have picked up. Just seems like the kids couldn't quite get the hookset in the wind. We were drifting with jigs.

    Good times!
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    Missouri River


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