Van Hook Guide Service Walleye Fishing Report
Van Hook Boat Ramps and Docks
August 12, 2018

Yes, there are plenty of boat ramps
and docks at Van Hook. All ramps
are in great shape with plenty of
water. Docks are all in, with one "U"
dock.
The lake elevation has gone
down enough so that the
breakwaters are providing great
protection.
  Lookin' great!  If you
have a chance, stop in and thank
Justin for a job well done. It is a lot
of work!
Lake Sakakawea Water Levels
August 12, 2018

A
nd away she goes. The water I mean. The
corps is pushing lots of water downstream
and the lake is dropping fast. We've
already dropped 5 ft in less than a month.
Current elevation is 1849 msl, Down from
our high of 1853 and change. All is looking
good and the corps is prepping for winter
levels.

Don't forget, you can keep an eye on the
water levels by checking the corps web site
at  
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
Missouri River Basin, Water
Management Division.
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Van Hook Guide Service
Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota
701-421-0360
Van Hook Guide Service
Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota
701-421-0360
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Van Hook Fishing Report
August 12, 2018

I have to say, walleye fishing
is still awesome. It has tapered off a bit from
the crazy good and now is just good to great. Patterns h
ave changed.  
We have been catching a lot of fish on deeper locations, 22 to 35 feet  
deep. Still a lindy and a half crawler is the best bait going.
I fished in the
vicinity of 6 other boats the other day. We took 15 beautiful walleye in
short order. The other boats not so much. The difference? Keep it
simple. Get rid of the spinners, the beads, the propellers and anything
else you find in the tackle box. Just a half crawler, hooked right in the tip,
one time and a one ounce bottom bouncer to keep the line close to
vertical.  
Starting to see lots of crank baiters out there and they are doing
well. Remember, use your electronics to find fish, they work far better
than binoculars. If you're having trouble catching quality walleye, come
on over and ask. I'll be happy to help you out.
Please remember, not every boater out there is supremely skilled. If
someone is having trouble, please be patient, or offer a hand. Have fun,
and most of all, be safe out there!
                                               ~Evan