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Lake Sakakawea is one of the three largest man-made reservoirs in the nation.  The lake has a surface area of about 368,000 acres and is 178 miles long with depths ranging from 70 to 175 feet in the main channel.  The lake offers many opportunities for boating and fishing.

Fishing Tips

The lake can be a challenge for new fishermen because of its size, but it will definitely reward you once you learn the hot spots.  You can catch rainbow and brown trout, chinook salmon, walleye, sauger, saugeye, giant northern pike, crappie and perch.

line-3See How It Ranks

Lake Sakakawea Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 2 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1.75 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 1 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 0.75 1
Dining options 0.75 1
Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 9.25
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 9.25
Highest Score Possible 10

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