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      Heading to Sakakwea in August

      My brother and I are heading to Sakakawea in mid to late August this year. We have fished Devils for the past 6 years or so and planning to try Sakakawea for the first time. I am looking for any information that may be helpful. Given the size of this lake even trying to pick a good starting spot is abit overwhelming. I have done some reading but being from Indiana its tough to get any first hand information. I am not looking for specific spots or anything like that. Just general areas. Is the west end better than the east east? Just questions like that. Places to stay for 4 to 5 days? That time of year fishing tactics. Any help would be appreciated.

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      For that time of the year you can't go wrong with Indian Hills, Deep Water, Van Hook/Parshall bay area. That whole end of the lake produces. Generally you can find loads of eater size fish from 15-30 feet that time of year. Of course you can find shallower or deeper if you want to.

      You can also catch fish that time of year in lots of ways. Cranking, riggin, jig raps, slow death, spinners etc.

      I personally like to cover as much water as possible that time of year, so I love to let the cranks do their work in the 25-35' range. Use your electronics, looks for sharp breaks, areas where the main channel swings close to the bank, and find the smelt.

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      Thank you for the information!

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      Bottom bouncer with spinner or slow death. U will catch fish.

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      It can be a tough bite in late aug at times. But as mentioned deep water in the locations mentioned above.

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      Thanks guys! I appreciate all the help!

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      August in the west and central part of the lake can be the doldrums of the year in the heat. When is slows down there in August i always hear of the guys out east start catching them. If it was me I would start east because you can always come back west or boat over.

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      Quote Originally Posted by H82bogey View Post
      For that time of the year you can't go wrong with Indian Hills, Deep Water, Van Hook/Parshall bay area. That whole end of the lake produces. Generally you can find loads of eater size fish from 15-30 feet that time of year. Of course you can find shallower or deeper if you want to.

      You can also catch fish that time of year in lots of ways. Cranking, riggin, jig raps, slow death, spinners etc.

      I personally like to cover as much water as possible that time of year, so I love to let the cranks do their work in the 25-35' range. Use your electronics, looks for sharp breaks, areas where the main channel swings close to the bank, and find the smelt.
      This about sums it up...

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      Good choice - devils lake is a over fished capital of 12”ers

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      ...i'm headed to sak right now... i'l do some pre fishing for your trip in August. Hopefully have a report for you around 10ish tonight

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      Quote Originally Posted by 8andcounting View Post
      Good choice - devils lake is a over fished capital of 12”ers
      I would agree to that. I have seen the numbers and size greatly diminish just in the few years we have fished it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 8andcounting View Post
      Good choice - devils lake is a over fished capital of 12”ers
      I would agree to that. I have seen the numbers and size greatly diminish just in the few years we have fished it.

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