We are starting to see walleyes biting further south the last few days, and that's a great thing! With the coming week of predicted warmer weather, I would expect the bite to be in full swing most places across Lake Sakakawea. Much of the water temps, with the exception of deep sections of the east end, are now easily topping 50 degrees, and some spots just hit 60 before the last couple cold days here. It'll be hard for anything to slow down hungry walleyes from this point on!
We had a nice little surprise day over the weekend as well. Despite the cold front and rain, we were able to find some really nice post spawn fish out of Deepwater Bay. It was a slow, tentative bite, but slow trolling Flicker Shads at around 1.0-1.5 mph put together six 'eyes from 18-26 inches, three of those 24 or better! I would imagine other major bays to start seeing a strong bite here too as they become the warm water havens for the post spawn fish over the next few weeks. The bite is still shallow for us, 3-10 feet pitching or trolling.
No better time than now to get your trip booked! Things are picking up fast!