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Lake Sakakawea Fishing Reports

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Lake Sakakawea - Friday, February 20, 2015
By: on 02/20/2015 10:46 PM | 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.
Beulah / Douglas Bay Area - Tuesday, February 17, 2015
By: on 02/17/2015 1:46 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Fished yesterday West of beulah bay. Ended up getting my 5 from 15"-17". 24' of water. Caught about 20 fish total, a lot in the 14" range. Marked continuous smelt schools out in the 30'-35'. Moved in shallower on the point to get away from them and that's where I found fish that would bits. Caught all fish from 4:30-7:00. 
Lake Sakakawea - Monday, February 16, 2015
By: on 02/16/2015 7:12 PM | 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 
Van Hook Arm - Friday, February 6, 2015
By: on 02/14/2015 1:18 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
It would be a nice day if not for 25 mph wind.  Moved from shallow to deeper water along south side of Redo Island. 1 Small perch, 1 4 lb Slough Shark, Snot Rocket, ok Northern Pike... and one smelt (yeah via hook and line)  Pike was full of smelt and the smelt wouldn't leave our lines alone.  Used minnows, and gulp.  Can't wait for Ice out and go smelting.
East End - Sunday, February 8, 2015
By: on 02/08/2015 10:01 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
3 of us fished Wolf Creek area.  Slow fishing.  Caught a 16" sauger and 2 14" eyes.  Missed 3 or 4 other bites.  Fished in 20-24 FOW.  
Lake Sakakawea - Thursday, February 5, 2015
By: on 02/05/2015 8:10 PM | 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.
Tobacco Gardens / White Earth Bay Area - Monday, February 2, 2015
By: on 02/02/2015 08:25 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Been fishing White Earth Bay quite a bit the last couple weeks. We seem to max out at about 2 walleyes a night. We started out fishing 22' to 28' then moved out to 32+. We  had our best luck in 33' on red hooks/minnows and perch pattern jigs. All our bites came from 4p-6p.

We just hit Tobacco Gardens on Saturday, fished in 27' and caught walleyes/sauger from 10a-noon and again at about 4p. Best day of fishing we've had on the big lake. We switched up bait all day and couldn't pinpoint a favored presentation.
Van Hook Arm - Sunday, February 1, 2015
By: on 02/01/2015 3:26 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Just wondering how the ice is looking for bite the ice next weekend

Beulah / Douglas Bay Area - Friday, January 30, 2015
By: on 01/30/2015 07:46 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 speared tuesday on south shore in 12 feet.  Walked on.  saw approx 6 with only one about 10-12 lbs. ,  rest were 4ish.  another rough outing.Also had 3 tip-ups out with nothing.
East End - Thursday, January 29, 2015
By: on 01/29/2015 5:39 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
   I tried spearing all day Tuesday in the Douglas Bay and NE bays of the lake.  I saw only 3 small northerns - too small to spear.  The ice was pretty good.  There was very little water on the ice.  The water was really running down the small creeks etc. as the temp. was in the upper 40's.
Beulah / Douglas Bay Area - Thursday, January 29, 2015
By: on 01/29/2015 10:38 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out to the same main lake point that has been producing the last few weeks. I was surprised all the water on top of the ice has been froze solid. Did not find any slush pockets at all, but i did walk out the 1/2 mile from shore. Measured 15" of clear solid ice where i set up in 27' of water. Only drilled the 3 holes in my shack due to the crazy wind and being by myself. Didn't really want to even get up off my seat, to jig my dead sticks, in fear of the shack blowing across the lake. All fish came on a pink Angel Eye with a minnow head. Had to leave the spoon 2' off bottom perfectly still until they came up off the bottom. Once they were on top of my jig a slow raise up enticed them to hit.  Set up at 4:00 and back home for supper by 6:30.

Lake Sakakawea - Sunday, January 25, 2015
By: on 01/28/2015 8:58 PM | 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.
Beulah / Douglas Bay Area - Friday, January 23, 2015
By: on 01/23/2015 08:55 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 speared beaver bay area on wed. 9am to 3pm in 20 feet of water. Only one seven pounder, pretty rough outting
East End - Thursday, January 22, 2015
By: on 01/22/2015 10:27 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Fished the east end last Friday for first time this year.  Fished from 20-32 FOW with the house in 24 feet.  Slow until 5:00 then caught 6.   5 of the 6 were caught on jigging spoon.   14-16" fish.  Went back on Sunday with some friends and bite was slower.  Only got 5 total for all of us.   Ice was 22" thick where I was at.    Good luck out there and post some reports.   
Lake Sakakawea - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By: on 01/21/2015 11:27 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out in the Hazen/Beulah stretch of Sakakawea. Found some real aggressive fish in 32-25' fow. Kept 2-17" and 2-16". Gold Swedish Pimple and minnow head. Bite was from 3:45-6ish. Caught a few slimers as well. All in all was a good time. 14" of ice.
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