In the Lunds
Landing Marina & Lodge area, the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers' flowages
along with regional Prairie Lakes, offer excellent angling
opportunities. Lake Sakakawea, named for the American Indian
Woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark 200 years ago, is the
third-largest manmade lake in the United States. This vast
lake, which features more shoreline than the State of California, is
home to numerous types of fish. Walleye is the most popular
catch, but anglers can reel in Northern Pike weighing more than 20
pounds, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Yellow
Perch, Crappie and Sauger.
mentioned areas have always had a reputation for
producing Walleyes. Whether you choose to fish from shore, a
Bass boat, V-Hull boat or Pontoon, you will find a "fishin hole" on Lake
Crappies, Northern Pike, Catfish and White Bass are found in the
local areas. We will gladly offer tips on fishing in the
area. We recommend 1/8-3/8 ounce orange or chartreuse jigs and
a fathead minnow tight to the shoreline or standing tree stumps.
Drifting or trolling with bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with
crawlers or leeches are also effective. Crappies and Walleyes
will hold up in tree stump areas and slip bobbers and 1/32 ounce
jigs with a small minnow on a number 4 or 6 hook work well.
Carefully move from tree to tree until you find a school of fish.
Pike hunters are also drawn to The Lunds
Landing Marina & Lodge Area pursuing a wall
hanger. If time permits, you have a good chance at catching a
20 pound pike. In May and June, Northern Pike relate to the
shallow shoreline edge of bays in pursuit of forage. Work the
shallows (4-8') with bottom quick strike rigs tipped with smelt,
chartreuse buck tails or shallow running crank baits. In
September and October, try soaking a creek chub, smelt or large
fathead along the steep rock shorelines.
arrive at Lunds
Landing Marina & Lodge, fishing options are at hand.
As you criss-cross the area, you will find diversity that gives
angles choices in every season. the area is recognized for its
Walleye fishing, but you will find treasures within small bodies of
water and small rivers and creeks.
Largemouth Bass are found at Kota Ray Lake with fish weighing 4
pounds. The best time to fish Largemouth on Kota Ray us from
late May through June. At this time, they are shallow
and cooperate even for the novice angler. Cast near the rocks
using a plastic grub, spinner bait or crank bait. Work the
bait as tight to the rocks as possible. If fishing is tough,
try a crawler, minnow or leech on a #4 hook. In the fall,
vertical jig along the rocks.
All of our
area lakes produce Yellow Perch; however, McGregor, Kota Ray,
Springbrook and White Earth Lake get the most attention. We
say, "They are wherever you want them!" Also, try using
a small float or slip bobber with either 1/32 ounce jig with a small
minnow or crawler or a small minnow on a plain hook.
Sakakawea and our Prairie Lakes offer a variety of unique fisheries.
Anglers can choose to concentrate on one lake or choose to fish from
them all. The only problem you might have is deciding which
one to fish first.
THANK YOU FOR
CHOOSING LUNDS LANDING MARINA & LODGE!
Home of World Famous June Berry Pie and Bluebird Capital of ND!
Jim and Analene
Lunds Landing Marina & Lodge
11350 Hwy. 1804
Ray, ND 58849
701-568-3474 (summer months)
701-641-0175 (cell months)