Has anybody been to the Beaver bay or Beulah bay area lately? If so what was the water clarity? 10ft, 15ft? could you see the bottom of the lake at those depths?
Beulah / Douglas Bay Area
Beulah / Douglas Bay Area covers the region from east end of Beaver Bay to east side of Nishu Bay and then south to Douglas Bay. This region includes Dakota Waters and Hazen Bay.
Fished 1/16/16 with a friend for about 8 hours, caught two pike on smelt with homemade quick-strike rigs on tip-ups. Pike were both ~6lbs, and came out of 14 FOW.
We have had boats on Sakakawea for the past couple of weeks pretty steady with good results for the most part. The reason I say for the most part is there were a few days that the weather made the fishing slow down either because of the gusty winds or a little cold front. Most fish we are catching are coming on spinners and slow death rigs in a variety of depths, working main lake points. This time of year it seems the fish really move around and depths can vary greatly so don't be afraid to move around. We have been working from the east end all the way up to parshall and it seems to b
We have switched gears a little bit the last week and have had all our guides fishing mainly Sakakawea and for good reason. The fishing has really started to heat up on the Big Lake with limits of walleyes coming in consistently from the East end all the way out to the beacon. We have been catching most of our fish on crawler rigs behind bottom bouncers, however we have caught a few on crank baits. Lots of fish in the 17 to 18 inch range with a couple real nice ones mixed in each day. Depths to target are in the 8 to 12 foot range but don't be surprised to see that change in the near f
pitched an orange jig tipped with minnow around a sunken island, was pretty dead until an hour before dark than i knocked out my limit and missed some other fish, bite was very similar to the east end ice fishing bite.
Fished the Beulah area this weekend. Very tough fishing, 4 walleye over a 2 day period. Fished all depths and all temps. Water temps were from 47-55 degrees.
Fished around the island at Beulah Bay, caught pike in both 10 fow and 24 fow. Minnows and herring were the ticket on tipups. Bite shut down around 6:00 or so. Caught one 6.5lb fish and a 10lb fish. Had another one that was up to the hole but but off the line. I bet that one was about a 7lb fish.
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.
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.