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Lake Sakakawea

Fishing on
Lake Sakakawea

7-8 hrs dock to dock 
$550 (1-2 people)
$650 (3 people)

(total not per person)

4 hrs dock to dock
 $450/half day (1-2 people)
$550/half day (3 people)

(total not per person)
Standard trips are for 1-3 people.  I make exceptions at times for up to four people when it comes to say a family of four.   

There is a $200 deposit required for all trips.  If you have to cancel for any reason it must be more than two weeks in advance of the trip or you will lose the deposit money.

Trips could involve specifically targeting a certain species such as walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, or white bass etc. Or we could take more of a multi species/whatever is biting best approach.   We practice selective harvest at all times.  If you would like fish to bring back and eat that is great, however, we only harvest smaller to medium size fish.  If you have any questions about this I'd love to answer any questions you may have.

I predominantly fish the western half of Lake Sakakawea.   There are exceptions where I fish the eastern part of Lake Sakakawea but most of my experience and trips happen in the western part of the lake between Williston and the Van Hook Arm.  Most summer walleye trips I run out of the New Town/4 Bears Casino area.  Due to water levels this 2022 season use of some boat launches will be impossible and some will be touch and go.
What you get guaranteed with every guided fishing trip: a fun adventure, quality equipment, bait/lures, safety gear, education about the fish/the lake/patterning the fish, understanding sonar/electronics, rigging, quality photos/video of your catch, and I will clean any fish you keep as well.  Something I can't guarantee: catching giant fish or limits of fish every time. However, with some persistence most days turn into very memorable fish catching days as well! 

 I run a 2021 Skeeter SX 230 Bay Boat with a 250 Yamaha outboard with a mix of Humminbird, Garmin (including livescope), and Simrad electronics.  The boat is very effective for both running big water safely and has great fishability for casting or trolling applications.  All the fishing gear is provided by me, but please bring your fishing license, appropriate clothing/rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a lunch!

Seasonally various bites and preferred locations come and go so contact me and let me know your interests and we will figure out a trip for you!

I look forward to fishing with you!

-Josh Johnson
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