- Saturday: Lake Audubon.
- Aug. 15: Lake Sakakawea, Sakakawea State Park.
- North Dakota Game and Fish Department District Game Wardens: Lake Audubon remains quiet. Some salmon activity along the face of the dam on Lake Sakakawea over to Deadmans Bay. No reports on success, however. Missouri River remains the bright spot in the area with generally fair walleye success.
- Beulah, Dakota Waters Resort, Lake Sakakawea: Not many anglers but those going out are finding fair to good walleye success. Try 20 to 30 feet with Lindy rigs or spinners and nightcrawlers around Beaver, Red Butte or Little Soldier bays. Some smallmouth bass mixed in.
r Bismarck, Dakota Tackle, Missouri River/Area Lakes: Missouri River slowed around Bismarck-Mandan, though there’s activity north along the tailrace. Lake Audubon slowly improving for walleye but water temperatures remain cool. Lake Sakakawea has OK walleye activity from Dakota Waters to the west. Slow for salmon.
- Bowman, Bowman-Haley Dam Marina, Bowman-Haley Dam: Fair to good for walleye.
- Dickinson, Andrus Outdoors, Lake Sakakawea/Area Lakes: Some walleye activity on Lake Sakakawea in 17 to 20 feet at Tobacco Garden using Lindy rigs. Work 24 to 30 feet with Lindy rigs and minnows or nightcrawlers at Whopper Island, the cross or corrals along McKenzie Bay. Try 17 to 22 feet in Skunk Bay with Lindy rigs or spinners and nightcrawlers. Lake Tschida remains slow. Davis Dam fair for bluegill and rainbow trout. Dickinson Dike producing some small trout casting small spoons and Mepps.
- Dickinson, Runnings Farm & Fleet, Lake Sakakawea/Area Lakes: Fewer reports coming from Lake Sakakawea with those going out finding a little harder time getting walleye. Work deep in 30 feet and more. Small area lakes somewhat quiet.
- Garrison, Indian Hills Resort, Lake Sakakawea: Anglers having to work for their walleye but those taken are averaging almost 2 pounds. More activity on the north shore. Try live bait in 18 to 23 feet around Goat Island. Aug. 22 Bite Me tournament applications available on Indian Hills Resort Web site, www.fishindianhills.com.
- Glen Ullin, Fitterer’s Inc., Lake Tschida: Continued activity on Lake Tschida but not many reports.
- Mandaree, McKenzie Bay Marina, Lake Sakakawea, McKenzie Bay: Spotty and inconsistent walleye activity. Anglers finding some fish but are having to work harder and move around.
- New Town, Van Hook Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea: Fair to good for walleye with fish moving shallower in 18 to 26 feet around Joe’s Bar, Lonetree and Fox Island with Lindy rigs with nightcrawlers or jigs with minnows.
- Pick City, Scott’s Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea/Missouri River: Lake Sakakawea spotty for walleye. Move around with fish not schooling. Anglers graphing fish but not much bite. Try working points and bays in 5 to 50 feet. Salmon seem to be spread out. Try shallow along the face of the dam pulling crankbaits. Missouri River remains fair with better bite in the morning down river along the cable crossing. Try jigs or Lindy rigs and drifting. Try three-way swivels with live bait or Gulp in the tailrace in the evening. Some fish continue to be taken from the rocks at night using crankbaits.
- Ray, Lund’s Landing, Lake Sakakawea, Whitetail Bay: Continued good walleye success with numbers of limits. Move around with success throughout much of the upper end, including both shores along Key’s Cove and Scoria Bay.
- Watford City, One-Stop, Lake Sakakawea: Lake Sakakawea remains fair to good for walleye. Try 17 feet with spinners and bottom bouncers working east or west of Tobacco Garden.
- Williston, Scenic Sports, Lake Sakakawea: Fair for walleye around White Earth Bay. Work structure with spinners with minnows in 15 to 25 feet.
- Cannonball River, Regent gage: Streamflow, 8.9 cubic feet per second; river stage, 5.01 feet.
- Green River, New Hradec gage: Streamflow, 0.22 CFS; river stage, 5.83 feet.
- Heart River, Richardton gage: Streamflow, 92 CFS; river stage, 6.12 feet.
- Little Missouri River, Marmath gage: Streamflow, 117 CFS; river stage, 1.68 feet.
- Little Missouri River, Medora gage: Streamflow, 139 CFS; river stage, 2.47 feet.
- Little Missouri River, Long X gage: Streamflow, 203 CFS; river stage, 1.68 feet.
- Missouri River, Garrison Dam average daily discharge: 16,000 CFS.
- Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. gage: 11,000 CFS; river stage, 6.19 feet.
Numbers to know
- NDGFD main Bismarck office: 701-328-6300; Web site: http://gf.nd.gov.
- NDGFD Dickinson office: 701-227-7431.
- Report all poachers: 800-472-2121.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, Web site: www.fws.gov/northdakotafieldoffice.
— Patricia Stockdill