- Friday and Saturday: Lake Sakakawea, Beulah Bay.
- Aug. 1 and 2: Lake Sakakawea, Indian Hills Resort.
- Aug. 4: Lake Sakakawea, White Earth Bay.
- Aug. 8: Lake Audubon.
Lake Sakakawea elevation, July 22: 1,842.1 feet above mean sea level.
- North Dakota Game and Fish Department District Game Wardens: East end of Lake Sakakawea remains slow. Missouri River continues producing walleye but fish are smaller. Night bite from the rocks slowed. Pronghorn applications due Aug. 5. Leftover deer applications also available. Check Game and Fish Department for details. Waterfowl stamps now available at Post Offices.
- Beulah, Dakota Waters Resort, Lake Sakakawea: A good number of anglers on the water but not many reports of success.
- Bowman, Bowman-Haley Dam Marina, Bowman-Haley Dam: Some walleye activity. Depth varies from 18 to 35 feet. Try Lindy rigs with nightcrawlers as well as spinners around Red Butte, Beaver and Little Soldier bays. Saturday is annual Dakota Waters Appreciation Night.
- Bismarck, Dakota Tackle, Missouri River/Area Lakes: Lake Sakakawea slow on the east end for walleye with some salmon success along the dam. Anglers marking walleye but bite not on. Missouri River slowed north and south of Bismarck. Improving activity at Lake Audubon.
- Dickinson, Andrus Outdoors, Lake Sakakawea/Area Lakes: Lake Sakakawea fair for walleye around McKenzie Bay in 18 to 24 feet using nightcrawlers or minnows. Try 15 to 20 feet around Brown Springs and Battleship in Mossett Bay. Van Hook Arm, New Town and Skunk Bay slow. Try 24 to 30 feet around Independence using minnows. Lake Tschida producing perch and walleye around Crappie Creek and Rattlesnake. Depth varies. Indian Creek slow. Davis Dam good for trout and bluegill with occasional largemouth bass. Dickinson Dike producing small trout. Odland Dam fair for northern pike using smelt.
- Dickinson, Runnings Farm & Fleet, Lake Sakakawea/area lakes: Small area lakes remain slow. No reports from Bowman-Haley Dam. Lake Sakakawea hit-and-miss around Skunk and McKenzie bays.
- Garrison, Indian Hills Resort, Lake Sakakawea: Fair but spotty for walleye along the flats. Try nightcrawlers or leeches in 20 feet and deeper.
- Glen Ullin, Fitterer’s Inc., Lake Tschida: Increasing activity on Lake Tschida with some anglers also working Lake Sakakawea.
- Mandaree, McKenzie Bay Marina, Lake Sakakawea, McKenzie Bay: Fair for walleye but anglers having to work with scattered success in 15 to 22 feet around Saddle Butte and throughout the Little Missouri Arm. Road construction now complete.
- New Town, Van Hook Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea: Van Hook Arm still somewhat slow for walleye. Work deep around 8-Pound and Joe’s Bar.
- Pick City, Scott’s Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea/Missouri River: Missouri River remains good for walleye with best boat success in the morning and evening. Try plastics or variety of bait with jigs. Not many reports from the wing walls. Occasional trout and salmon in the chutes. Continued activity off the rocks with crankbaits at night. Lake Sakakawea has scattered walleye activity but very inconsistent. Work variety of depths with variety of presentations. Look for improving salmon bite in early August, although current success is generally slow. Mixed reports from Lake Audubon.
- Ray, Lund’s Landing, Lake Sakakawea, Whitetail Bay: Fair to good for walleye using spinners and nightcrawlers around the guard camp or Beacon and Westcott points.
- Williston, Scenic Sports, Lake Sakakawea: Continued fair to good for walleye on the west end of Lake Sakakawea. Try the guard camp or Lund’s in 10 to 12 feet. Van Hook Arm slower. Tuesday evening dog club training sessions at the training grounds north of Williston. Call 572-8696 for more information.
North Dakota rivers report as of Wednesday
- Cannonball River, Regent gage: Streamflow, 29 cubic feet per second; river stage, 5.45 feet.
- Green River, New Hradec gage: Streamflow, .63 feet; river stage, 6.01 feet.
- Heart River, Richardton gage: Streamflow, 68 CFS; river stage, 5.9 feet.
- Knife River, Manning gage: Streamflow, 1.2 CFS; river stage, 6.11 feet.
- Little Missouri River, Marmath gage: Streamflow, 161 cfs; river stage, 1.86 feet.
- Little Missouri River, Medora gage: Streamflow, 176 CFS; river stage, 2.64 feet.
- Little Missouri River, Long X gage: Streamflow, 347 CFS; river stage, 2.11 feet.
- Missouri River, Garrison Dam average daily discharge: 16,000 CFS.
- Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. gage: 16,400 CFS; river stage, 7.54 feet.
Numbers to know
- North Dakota Game and Fish Department main Bismarck office: 701-328-6300; Web site is http://gf.nd.gov.
- NDGF Dickinson office: 701-227-7431.
- Report poachers: 800-472-2121.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, Web site is www.fws.gov/northdakotafieldoffice.
— Patricia Stockdill