User Tag List

  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrassed
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Sad
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • WTF!?
  • zzz
  • Results 1 to 20 of 20
    1. Back To Top    #1
      Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Feb 2017
      Posts
      15
      NDA Points
      3,679
      NDA Level
      25
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1
      Given: 0

      Sakakawea Fall Salmon Fishing

      Would like to see if I could get a few salmon in the boat this fall. I do not have down riggers so I’m wondering if anyone has any tips on the best approach to catching some?

      0 Not allowed!

    2. Back To Top    #2
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      701
      Posts
      775
      NDA Points
      22,916
      NDA Level
      66
      Report Entries
      10
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 622
      Given: 594
      Quote Originally Posted by Walleyeguy11 View Post
      Would like to see if I could get a few salmon in the boat this fall. I do not have down riggers so I’m wondering if anyone has any tips on the best approach to catching some?
      Hire a guide for the day. Heard leadcore will get em in the fall too so there's that approach.

      0 Not allowed!

    3. Back To Top    #3
      Gold Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Wirehair's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      193
      NDA Points
      9,951
      NDA Level
      43
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 200
      Given: 533
      Magnum Dipsy divers should get you down to 60' with 100+ feet of line out. We use them in combo with downrigging and have a fair number of hook-ups with them.

      0 Not allowed!
      Wirehair

    4. Back To Top    #4
      Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Feb 2017
      Posts
      15
      NDA Points
      3,679
      NDA Level
      25
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1
      Given: 0
      What do you usually run with the dipsy divers?

      0 Not allowed!

    5. Back To Top    #5
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Sum1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      2,104
      NDA Points
      16,017
      NDA Level
      55
      Report Entries
      2
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 2,643
      Given: 1,750
      In the fall you shouldn’t need down riggers or dipsys. Just troll cranks along shore along the face of the damn, government bay, Scoria bay, Rodeo. Bright colors. If you find one that works switch them all over. They are probably the pickiest fish I have ever seen. There can be thirty boats out there and one guy catching fish simply cause he found the right action and color. They can be frustrating to no end

      - - - Updated - - -

      You can use them if you want. I’m just saying you don’t need them

      1 Not allowed!

    6. Back To Top    #6
      Bronze Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Aug 2018
      Posts
      41
      NDA Points
      2,559
      NDA Level
      21
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 29
      Given: 4
      Leadcore with snap weights. Pull bright cranks. Worked last year caught 3.

      0 Not allowed!

    7. Back To Top    #7
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      MSA's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Minot
      Posts
      962
      NDA Points
      239,433
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      8
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 2,816
      Given: 497
      Cast or troll spoons & cranks 0-20ft down in government bay, the spillway bay, and scoria bay after labor day weekend.

      2 Not allowed!

    8. Back To Top    #8
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      dukgnfsn's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      354
      NDA Points
      46,929
      NDA Level
      95
      Report Entries
      10
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 639
      Given: 1,016
      I have caought them just trolling reef runners in fall in areas MSA stated
      Quote Originally Posted by MSA View Post
      Cast or troll spoons & cranks 0-20ft down in government bay, the spillway bay, and scoria bay after labor day weekend.

      0 Not allowed!

    9. Back To Top    #9
      Silver Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      dodgeguy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      84
      NDA Points
      14,430
      NDA Level
      52
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 119
      Given: 118
      Egg sacks in gov bay

      In Sept early oct

      0 Not allowed!

    10. Back To Top    #10
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      JayKay's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Southeast Bismarck
      Posts
      2,637
      NDA Points
      204,854
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      7
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 4,931
      Given: 7,151
      Snooty colored big shallow shad raps, casting in the bays.

      Name:  snooty.jpg
Views: 900
Size:  75.0 KB

      It always works, some of the times.

      0 Not allowed!
      Me, to Shadrap65:
      "What the heck kinda line you got on?!"
      Shadrap65, to me:
      "Fish catchin' line, son!"

    11. Back To Top    #11
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      May 2015
      Posts
      443
      NDA Points
      15,952
      NDA Level
      54
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 310
      Given: 164
      How long into the fall do they still taste good? I've had some that were caught in October and no thanks.

      0 Not allowed!

    12. Back To Top    #12
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      JayKay's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Southeast Bismarck
      Posts
      2,637
      NDA Points
      204,854
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      7
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 4,931
      Given: 7,151
      Quote Originally Posted by Flatrock View Post
      How long into the fall do they still taste good? I've had some that were caught in October and no thanks.
      Once they start turning dark, the taste declines - although one of my buddies says "they taste like shit anyhow".

      They sure are fun to catch though.

      1 Not allowed!
      Me, to Shadrap65:
      "What the heck kinda line you got on?!"
      Shadrap65, to me:
      "Fish catchin' line, son!"

    13. Back To Top    #13
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      guywhofishes's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Little Minneapolis, ND
      Posts
      11,420
      NDA Points
      355,571
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      2
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 16,804
      Given: 15,207
      they smoke pretty decent

      0 Not allowed!
      If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
      ~Doug Larson

    14. Back To Top    #14
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Nov 2019
      Posts
      508
      NDA Points
      52,646
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 929
      Given: 53
      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      they smoke pretty decent
      Takes some BIG zig zags tho!

      2 Not allowed!

    15. Back To Top    #15
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      JayKay's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Southeast Bismarck
      Posts
      2,637
      NDA Points
      204,854
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      7
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 4,931
      Given: 7,151
      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      they smoke pretty decent
      I s'pose, once you get a decent draw going..

      0 Not allowed!
      Me, to Shadrap65:
      "What the heck kinda line you got on?!"
      Shadrap65, to me:
      "Fish catchin' line, son!"

    16. Back To Top    #16
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      May 2015
      Posts
      443
      NDA Points
      15,952
      NDA Level
      54
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 310
      Given: 164
      Quote Originally Posted by JayKay View Post
      Once they start turning dark, the taste declines - although one of my buddies says "they taste like shit anyhow".

      They sure are fun to catch though.
      Yes yes. Understood. But is there a date on the calendar when you can expect them to start turning dark and tasting like sh#$?

      0 Not allowed!

    17. Back To Top    #17
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Skeeter's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Beulah nd
      Posts
      787
      NDA Points
      89,289
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      1
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 2,068
      Given: 1,082
      Quote Originally Posted by Flatrock View Post
      How long into the fall do they still taste good? I've had some that were caught in October and no thanks.
      They taste like shit no matter what time if the year you get them.

      0 Not allowed!

    18. Back To Top    #18
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Cocky
       
      Kentucky Windage's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      ND
      Posts
      1,800
      NDA Points
      24,233
      NDA Level
      68
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,960
      Given: 498
      Classifieds
      4
      Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter View Post
      They taste like shit no matter what time if the year you get them.
      compared to what, the walleye that taste like the breading you coat on them before frying?

      0 Not allowed!
      The green hornet's caught more fish than you've lied about!

      That’s what it’s all about, Guns n Butter baby!

    19. Back To Top    #19
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Nov 2019
      Posts
      508
      NDA Points
      52,646
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 929
      Given: 53
      Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter View Post
      They taste like shit no matter what time if the year you get them.
      I would have to disagree with you but I have never eaten a fresh water Chinook (King) salmon. I fished for and caught Pacific Ocean salmon off Northern California (San Francisco to Monterey) from the early 80's to around 2015 and I never had a bad salmon. I would grill them and smoke them. Our hay-day was from 1988 thru 2004. We would catch a 2 fish limit every time we went out.

      0 Not allowed!

    20. Back To Top    #20
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Allen's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Lincoln, kinda...
      Posts
      3,210
      NDA Points
      52,588
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      8
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,885
      Given: 1,510
      Salmon are oily compared to walleye. I don't particularly like a meal of salmon, but if I'm at a wild game feed and there's a 3x3 inch square chunk of salmon, I am there for you.

      Most of the salmon I catch I end up giving away.

      - - - Updated - - -

      Quote Originally Posted by Flatrock View Post
      Yes yes. Understood. But is there a date on the calendar when you can expect them to start turning dark and tasting like sh#$?


      Probably late september would be a good mark on your calendar. If you get out and catch them in early Sept, they are still "normal".

      1 Not allowed!
      "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself." Mark Twain, speaking on Congress.

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  


    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