Went salmon fishing for the first time this last weekend. We hit up some of the bays in the state park. First day we had some wind and they seemed to hit floating crank baits and spoons, but most of the action was just before sunrise to about an hour after sunrise. During the day it was a little slow but still had some takers. Then right before before dark they were hitting really well on salmon eggs under a bobber.
Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin in central North Dakota. Named for the Shoshone-Hidatsa woman Sakakawea
Fished from shore for salmon early this morning, great action before sunrise. Ended up keeping 5, missed as many more. A gold or firetiger rattle trap worked real slow was the ticket. Did I mention SLOW? fish completely stopped biting at sun up.
Trolled spinners on the southside for a little bit this morning. When we got tired of the wind I spent the morning teaching the daughter how to drive the boat. Only one bite.
Pulled spinners and Lindy's with a mix of crawlers and gulp. Got four. We found humps in bays on the south side . 18 to 45 foot of water.
Pulled spinners with crawlers till noon.and got three. 25 to 45 foot.
Pulled spinners and crawlers on the southside. Not a bite, but the kids had fun.
Pulled sinners West of Stevenson. Got one small walleye.
Pulled spinners this morning. Did not boat a single walleye. We cover 12 to 30 foot of water.
Only got two small walleyes on the south shore by pick city. I think the morning storms slow things down some.