Awesome Sakakawea Vacation

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Awesome Sakakawea Vacation

I just returned from a 12 day fishing vacation to Sakakawea.  As most of you know the wind typically blows like a tropical storm in June, but this year I had 10 days out of 12 with no wind and glass water conditions.  Had a blast catching well over 200 walleyes and had the opportunity to fish several new locations because of perfect lake conditons.  I did a little jigging, a little cranking, and a lot of bottom bouncing.  I am hoping to retire in a few more years and am hoping to spend 45 days at a time on Sak. instead of 12.  It's a great place to just lose track of time.  I am not sure I am a believer in walleye chop anymore, we found fish willing to bite under the glass every day.  That reservoir is truly a gem.

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Nice catch

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I've had a few folks request where the fishing location was.  I fished several locations in Van Hook, Flag Point, Schell Creek, several of the Van Hook sunken structures, mouth of Deepwater Bay, Bears Den Bay, the mouth of the Little Missouri Arm, Indepemdence Point, Pouch Point, shoreline in front of my campsite at Parshall Bay campground, Shell Village, shoreline east of Shell Village.  If one area wasn't producing fish we just moved a couple miles and always found fish willing to bite.  Very fun reservoir to put on some miles and enjoy the scenery.  The old Verado powered 1750 Fisherman is a lot of fun,  it'll click along at 50 MPH and get you from A-B pretty quickly. 

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

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I fished several locations in Van Hook, Flag Point, Schell Creek, several of the Van Hook sunken structures, mouth of Deepwater Bay, Bears Den Bay, the mouth of the Little Missouri Arm, Indepemdence Point, Pouch Point, shoreline in front of my campsite at Parshall Bay campground, Shell Village, shoreline east of Shell Village.  If one area wasn't producing fish we just moved a couple miles and always found fish willing to bite.

 

Will take note of those. Thanks for sharing those locations.

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Heck that looks awesome. Did you keep them all ?

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Just my legal limit, the rest are swimming in the lake.  With the posession limit laws the way they are you have to eat fish every day in an effort to not exceed 10 in the freezer, almost grew gills.  If my wife and I kept and froze our legal limit everyday for 12 days and travelled down the road we could be ticketed $11,000.00 for 110 fish over.  Holy Moly, seems a little crazy for not keeping one fish over on any one day.  If I still lived in NoDak I would spend every day I could manage on that reservoir from May through July, returning for the big bite in October.  I fell in love with that reservoir as a teenager growing up in Bismarck.  I remember back in the mid to late '70's when everyone would come to the dock with limits of 5 to 8 pound fish.  With catch and release as popular as it is today there is potential to generate some huge walleyes once again.  The future looks bright for Sak.  You guys are so lucky to have that reservoir in your backyard, I'm sitting here looking out my window in Elko watching the county go up in flames.  I can't wait to return to the green countryside of North Dakota in a few years, for myself it's kind of like the "Land of Oz"

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."