Welcome to our Lake Sakakawea Home Page

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.


Learn About the Fish


Primary Species of Fish
Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass


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.  This is a walleye lake and the fishing can be amazing for walleye with good numbers of them being caught and trophy fish potential too.  The pike fishing is good here too and many anglers will catch plenty of pike while fishing for walleye.  The smallmouth bass fishery is getting real good here with good numbers and big fish available too.


Secondary Species of Fish
Crappie, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon


The secondary species of fish here consist of crappie, perch, rainbow trout, brown trout and chinook salmon.  It is a unique fishery that gives anglers the opportunity to fish for walleye, pike and smallmouth bass and then they can switch over to salmon and trout if they wanted to.