Lake Oahe Missouri River Fishing Reports

The river has gotten muddy and has come up due to all the recent rainfall we had.  Before the rain the fishing was excellent and I expect the same in a few days when everything settles down again.  Concentrate your efforts in the same areas as before, slower current areas.  I have been still using jigs but primarily using Berkley gulp instead of minnows.  Once things clear up I would think the walleye fishing will be outstanding again and should remain good for a few more weeks.

If you are interested in a fun day of walleye fishing check us out at www.lakeoaheguides.com and give Brian a call.
 This Missouri River walleye fishing is remaining strong right now but the weather is making it tough to get out.  We have been able to sneak out a few times and the fish are still aggressive despite the weather.  Most fish are still coming on Jigs and minnows or Berkley gulp.  Some are getting fish on crankbaits but I personally just haven't had that good of luck with them.  The best bite seems to be south of Bismarck right now but I wouldn't be surprised if it starts picking up north of town also.  I expect the fishing to be good for a while yet so get out and enjoy this great fishery.

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The guides have been out pretty much none stop the last couple of weeks from a little way north of Bismarck to about Hazelton.  The walleye fishing remains excellent throughout the whole system with limits coming in steady.  With the spawn just getting over I expect the walleye action to get even better in the weeks to come.  We have been targeting the slack water areas behind sandbars with jigs fishing them either vertical or pitching into the shallows, tipping them with berkley gulp seems to work the best.  The depth doesn't seem to be as important as the areas you work.  If you haven't been out I would definitely get out and enjoy this world class walleye fishery while it lasts.

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Walleye fishing remains excellent right now on the Missouri River near Bismarck.  Target the 6 to 10 foot depth with jigs and minnows, or plastics such as berkley gulp.  Many limits of Walleyes are getting caught at most areas of the river.  I have personally used most ramps in the area and have not had a problem catching a limits.  Fish are also getting caught on crankbaits but I haven't been doing much myself.  

The annual Big Muddy Fishing tournament is this weekend so the Missouri River will be busy on Saturday.  Good luck to all the Fishermen and women this weekend and be careful!
 Well, spring is here and so are the open water walleyes!  Fishing has been good the past few weeks with limits coming in most areas of the Missouri River near Bismarck.  Most fish coming in are between 16 to 18 inches with some real nice ones mixed in.  The biggest I have seen so far has been a 32 incher and quite a few others between 25 and 28 inches!  Most walleyes are getting caught with  a jig and a minnow but a few have been getting caught on crankbaits lately.  The walleye fishing should remain strong and only get better as the water temps increase.  I expect this spring to be one to remember!

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Fishing on Lake Sakakawea is excellent right now and it is not uncommon to boat 30 to 40 walleyes per day and many other species also which makesfor an exciting day on the water.  Most walleyes are coming in 20 to 30 feet of water this past week and we have been using crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers.  Most main lake points seem to have fish on them, we have been on the water from Douglas Bay to the Beacon and it is the same story everywhere I have been.  Most fish we are catching are 14 to 17 inches but have caught some very nice walleyes up to about 28 inches and a few in the 24 to 26 inch range.  We have also caught some real nice smallmouth bass and Northern pike as well.  Lake Sakakawea is an amazing fishery right now and looks to stay strong the rest of the open water season.

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Fishing remains good on Lake Oahe in North Dakota with easy limits coming in.  We are working 20+ feet of water with either crankbaits or crawler rigs and bottom bouncers.  Work the wind blown shoreline and points.  Most fish are 14 to 16 inches with and occasional walleye up to 20 inches.  We have been putting in at the state line and working pretty much all directions from there.  There is definitely a good population of fish in the area right now and looks like the walleye fishing should remain good the rest of the year.

If anyone is interested in a fun day of walleye fishing check us out at www.lakeoaheguides.com and give Brian a call.
Well now that the tournaments are over on the Big Lake we have some info we can give.  First of all I would like to congratulate all of our guides who cashed a check in the Governors cup and the Dakota Walleye Classic.  

The fishing really picked up the week between the Governors cup to the Classic.  Most fish in the Gov Cup came back in the bays shallow pitching cranks and jigs as well as livebait rigs.  The fishing was tough and the bites were few and far between so you really needed to capitalize on the bites you got.

The fishing last week however was a completely different story with most people catching  lots of fish pretty much anywhere.  The winners did come back in a bay but the gusty winds might have played a factor in that.  There were fish on main lake points as well as in the bays and we caught at least 50 fish per day prefishing.  The fish we were catching were coming on nightcrawlers and leeches in 15 to 20 feet of water.  We worked the points to the west of beaver all the way to the beacon.  I did not fish much in the bays or East of Beulah Bay but heard the bite was good all over there as well.  I did catch some fish on crankbaits as well while prefishing.  I was pulling flickershads on leadcore in 15 to 20 feet.

Fishing is excellent on Lake Sakakawea right now with easy limits getting caught.  If you are interested in a walleye fishing trip on the Big Lake check us out at www.lakeoaheguides.com and give Brian a call.



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Lake Oahe Guides are a group of licensed Fishing Guides that offer fully guided fishing trips and are based out of Bismarck, ND. Lake Oahe Guides focuses their efforts not only on the Lake Oahe region around Bismarck but also on Lake Sakakawea.

While most of our efforts are concentrated on walleye some of the other species we encounter are northern pike, white bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, carp and more.



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