Fishing on North Dakota's Beautiful Lake Sakakawea!
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|Posted on July 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM|
7-6-15 Website Update
I have to apologize for not updating this website as much as I should, but when things get busy, especially with a toddler at home, it can be difficult. It's much easier for me to post updates on Facebook or Twitter so make sure to like my page (www.facebook.com/liebelsguideservice) or follow me on twitter(@LiebelsGuide)! I also am planning on putting together a few more videos this summer so check those out on youtube or right here on the website.
Now on to the fishing! Fishing was a little bit slow to start out the summer, but as water temps have risen the bite has picked up as well. We haven't had any terrible days on the water, we've just had to work a little harder to get bit. There is a ton of bait in the lake this year and while that is great for the fish, it can be tough on the fisherman because the fish don't have to eat our baits... Just part of the great challenge of fishing! Lately we have been catching good numbers of fish, mostly eaters and smaller, the bigger fish have been much more difficult to catch with consistency.
We have been catching fish either pulling live bait rigs or crankbaits. Mack's Smile Blades with a slow death hook and a half crawler has been a fish catcher. Some days leeches have been better, so we go with a Mack's Smile Blade behind an Gamakatsu octopus hook. As for crankbaits it has been the year of the flickers! Berkley Flicker Shads and Minnows! I usually start with 4 different crank bait styles and colors, and by the end of the day I am usually running 2 flicker shads and 2 flicker minnows.
Depths have really varied this year from 2ft-25ft. Be sure to use your electronics, you paid good money for them(and they are worth it) so make sure you take the time to learn how to use them. Once you are comfortable with your electronics, learn to trust them! Don't fish the old honey hole if you aren't marking fish...
I have been working with Navionics this summer on their Sonar Charts and "Freshest Data," everyday I am out on the water I am gathering data that is used to update their charts. This will give people the freshest data possible, all you need is a new navionics chip, or you can use an old chip and purchase the Navionics updates product. This will give you a year of free updates to the chip.
I also had some other big news for the summer and that was a NEW BOAT!!!!! I now have a 2015 Warrior V2090 BTT, powered by a 250 Evinrude E-Tec. I have had the boat for a month and have nothing but good things to say! There has been a little bit of adjustment needed since I switched from a roller trailer to a bunk trailer! haha But this boat is a serious fishing machine! I bought this boat at Mondak Sports here in Williston, ND. They are a brand new Warrior Boats Dealer and they are ready to get you on the water in the best boat for the big water of Lake Sakakawea! If you would like a test ride in the Warrior 2090 let me know! We are also planning on having a Warrior test drive day coming up so stay tuned for that!
That's all I have for now, it will be a busy month, with 3 tournaments, vacation, and guide trips. I will try and get updates on here as much as possible. More info will be available on Facebook and Twitter!
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