Saturday: Indian Creek Dam.
May 30: Missouri River tailrace.
Lake Sakakawea elevation: 1,831.3 feet above mean sea level.
N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Dist. Game Wardens: Heart River below the dam had been good for walleye but slowed significantly last week. However, there remains a smattering of white bass, catfish, and northern pike. Lake is starting to clear but not much activity. Road to Blickensderfer Dam is repaired but rough. Somewhat improving walleye activity on the Missouri River, including the Washburn area. Tailrace remains slow. East end of Lake Sakakawea remains slower with most activity from Deepwater Bay working to the west. Best success on Missouri River is from Stanton down to Linton. New licenses are due. It’s angler responsibility when buying licenses to know residency requirements when working in the state without a permanent North Dakota address. Please properly dispose of nongame species, such as carp.
Beulah, Dakota Waters Resort, Lake Sakakawea: Resort open for the season. Little angling activity yet, in large part due to weather.
Bowman, Bowman-Haley Dam Marina, Bowman-Haley Dam: Continued good walleye success with northern pike and bass mixed.
Bismarck, Dakota Tackle, Missouri River/Area Lakes: Some activity at Fish Creek but no report on success. Spotty walleye success on Missouri River with better success north and south of Bismarck-Mandan. Fair from shore.
Dickinson, Andrus Outdoors, Lake Sakakawea/Area Lakes: Lake Sakakawea slow at McKenzie Bay with muddy water. Bear Den producing sauger in 20 to 25 feet. Try Skunk Bay for northern pike from shore. Try crankbaits south of New Town. Van Hook Arm slow. Camels Hump Dam fair for trout, slow for bass. Lake Tschida good from shore for walleye and bass below the dam using floating jigs or jigs. Bowman-Haley Dam fair to good for small walleye using jigs and minnows. Patterson Lake slow although a few catfish and northern pike from shore.
Dickinson, Runnings Farm & Fleet, Lake Sakakawea/Area Lakes: Heart River slowed but still productive for some small walleye. Lake Sakakawea seeing improving success but work shallow. Try Bear Den north to New Town as well as Tobacco Garden. Missouri River remains good from south of Wilton down to Huff. Look for Indian Creek to start producing with a few reports starting to come in. Shadehill Dam good for walleye.
Garrison, Indian Hills Resort, Lake Sakakawea: Courtesy dock in place. Some activity with limited walleye success. Water muddy yet.
Glen Ullin, Fitterer’s Inc., Lake Tschida: Not as many reports came in from Lake Tschida or below the dam.
Mandan, Southside MVP, Missouri River/Area Lakes: Missouri River continues producing walleye.
Mandaree, McKenzie Bay Marina, Lake Sakakawea, McKenzie Bay: Not much fishing activity yet with limited walleye success. Look for improving success with warmer weather. Road open to the marina but road work in progress.
New Town, Van Hook Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea: Occasional walleye in 5- to 10-feet. Fair to good for northern pike from shore.
Pick City, Scott’s Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea/Missouri River: Continued fair salmon activity from Lake Sakakawea along the face of dam using a variety of presentations. Walleye activity remains slow with cooler water temperatures. Improving walleye activity on Missouri River with most activity from the cable crossing south. Occasional trout caught while walleye fishing. Try minnows and nightcrawlers or Gulp. A few anglers finding some shore success. Lake Audubon producing walleye in 15 to 20 feet using live bait.
Watford City, One-Stop, Lake Sakakawea: Some catfish activity at Tobacco Garden on Lake Sakakawea. Try Antelope Flats for walleye.
Williston, Scenic Sports, Lake Sakakawea: Continued walleye success on the upper end of Lake Sakakawea with some white bass and sauger mixed in. Fair for northern pike from shore. Little paddlefish activity. Not many reports from small area lakes.
Missouri River System ramps
Lake Sakakawea usable ramps: 2 at Beaver Bay, Beulah Bay, Camp of the Cross, Charging Eagle Bay main, Dakota Waters Resort, 2 at Deepwater Creek, 2 at Douglas Creek, 2 at Fort Stevenson State Park, Four Bears, Garrison Creek Cabin site, Government Bay main, Hale Marina, 3 at Hazen Bay, Indian Hills, Lewis & Clark State Park, 2 at Little Beaver Bay, Lund’s Landing, 2 at McKenzie Bay, New Town Marina main, 2 at Parshall Bay, 2 at Pouch Point, Reunion Bay, 2 at Sakakawea State Park, Sanish Bay, Skunk Creek, Sportsmen’s Centennial, 2 at Steinke Bay, 2 at Tobacco Garden, 2 at Van Hook, White Earth main, 2 at Wolf Creek.
Missouri River usable ramps: All usable except Sibley Park. Status unknown at Hoge’s and State Line ramps.
Cannonball River, Regent gage: Streamflow, 24 cubic feet per second; river stage, 5.38 feet.
Green River, New Hradec gage: Streamflow, 0.34 cfs; river stage, 5.90 feet.
Heart River, Richardton gage: Streamflow, 36 cfs; river stage, 5.53 feet.
Little Missouri River, Marmath gage: Streamflow, 344 cfs; river stage, 2.56 feet.
Little Missouri River, Medora gage: Streamflow, 428 cfs; river stage, 3.42 feet.
Little Missouri River, Long X gage: Streamflow, 653 cfs; river stage, 2.73 feet.
Missouri River, Garrison Dam average daily discharge: 16,000 cfs.
Numbers to know
N.D. Game & Fish Dept. main Bismarck office: 701-328-6300; Web site http://gf.nd.gov.
N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Dickinson office: 701-227-7431.
Report All Poachers: 800-472-2121.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bismarck, Web site: http://moun