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Lake Sakakawea

Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin in central North Dakota. Named for the Shoshone-Hidatsa woman Sakakawea
Lake Sakakawea 2008 Agenda
This is the report on how the congressional appropriation of $935,000 will be spent in 2008 for Lake Sakakawea access and improvements. Four of the Friends' board members were at the table when


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Lake Sakakawea - Saturday, April 18, 2015
By: on 2015-04-18 10:23:20 | Add Comment | Post New Report
Went to Hunts Along on Friday and did not fair well. Tried catching some sauger but they would not take in 40-55' of water just off the break. Used jig and minnow and nothing. Went back into the bays as far as I could go and found 45 degree water and all I was able to catch was a 12-15lb pike in 8ft of water. Had some followers as well but no takers. Tuff day of fishing but still had a great day as my first on the water this year. Seen a few other boats but since they were moving a lot I don't think they were doing well either.
Lake Sakakawea - Saturday, March 28, 2015
By: on 2015-03-28 12:41:26 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 How're the bay's looking?  Any shore fishing to be had in the Beulah/ Hazen area?
Lake Sakakawea - Sunday, March 15, 2015
By: on 2015-03-15 14:20:19 | Add Comment | Post New Report
Kept five eyes from sak yesterday and no eggs in any of them and sperm in two. That doesn't seem it?
Lake Sakakawea - Sunday, March 8, 2015
By: on 2015-03-08 23:06:40 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 Went back today, same hole, same rapala, caught 3 on it and one a dead stick, 23 ft on a sunken island. 14"-20"
Lake Sakakawea - Saturday, March 7, 2015
By: on 2015-03-07 20:16:55 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 Went out on a sunken island on the east end. Got lots of opertunities but for some reason my hook set is way out of whack missed seven yes seven fish managed two to stay on all the way up to the hole. 1 18" 1 20" 
red jigging rapala with minnow head, whole minnow did seam to matter. The rest of my rods sat without a bite.
Lake Sakakawea - Friday, March 6, 2015
By: on 2015-03-06 16:00:09 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 Anyone try for northerns yet in the bays.  Might be alittle early 
Lake Sakakawea - Friday, February 20, 2015
By: on 2015-02-20 22:46:15 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 Fished the east end of sakakawea. Saw a handful of really nice perch on the camera but was using bigger baits trying to target walleye. In hindsight it would have been smarter to go after the perch. Fished 32' of water and ended up catching a couple and missing a couple. The bites we did have were within 20 minutes of each other right before dark. The ones we caught were around 15-16 inches. Just glad to finally be able to get out.
Lake Sakakawea - Monday, February 16, 2015
By: on 2015-02-16 19:12:49 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 Fished south shore east of Hazen bay. Cannot get away from tons of smelt all over the bottom. Once smelt leave fish bite 
Lake Sakakawea - Thursday, February 5, 2015
By: on 2015-02-05 20:10:18 | Add Comment | Post New Report
I was going to go up to Charging Eagle Bay for the first time this year. Can anybody help me out with some ice and fishing reports.  You can PM me with any info if you would like, I just moved to the Dickinson area from Bismarck and never fished that part of Sakakawea. It would be much appreciated.
Lake Sakakawea - Sunday, January 25, 2015
By: on 2015-01-28 20:58:28 | Add Comment | Post New Report
 Went out to Douglas Bay last Sunday.  Fished the northern back bays.  Ice was 18+ inches thick.  Punched a lot of holes looking for eyes.  Fish depths from 8ft to 36ft with minimal success.  We managed 1 18" eye, a 12lb northern, and a Cisco.  Threw the whole tackle box at them with no colors or lures being favored.  There was 1-2" of water on the ice, so if you're out plan on getting some good boots.  Looking to try a little closer to the fat of the lake on the east end this weekend.  A little concerned with the warm temps and water on the ice.  Has anyone been out this week that has info on ice conditions and any success stories?  Planning on punching a lot of holes again...  Very slow for us this year.

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