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The Peluso Report: DL Fish Hot Ahead of Warmup

Things have really started to heat up here on Devils Lake! The impressive walleyes and total weights in the Spirit Lake Casino Tournament recently are evidence of that. So, what's working for...

 

The Peluso Report: Calming on Devils Lake

We finally have received a couple lighter wind days and we have also been able to get around Devils Lake a little more. Both of which have helped the fishing. The water hasn't warmed up a ton yet but...

 
 By Mike Peluso    Recreation    June 6, 2022

The Peluso Report: Spring River Recap

I honestly cannot believe this is my last spring river fishing report. It just feels like we all got cheated out of a nice long season here. It is what it is, so here we go. Looking back, the...

 
 By Mike Peluso    Recreation    May 30, 2022

The Peluso Report: Clearing Up

Walleye fishing on the Missouri River has definitely improved since Wednesday of last week. The water in the river is settling back down, it's clearing up, and the fish are responding. I'm almost...

 
 By Mike Peluso    Recreation    May 23, 2022

The Peluso Report: Explosive Fishing

Boom goes the dynamite if you are looking for action! Early this spring I was questioning if we had a population of smaller fish. Well, I'm here to tell you we do! Unfortunately, I fear these are olde...

 
 By Mike Peluso    Recreation    May 16, 2022

The Peluso Report: Fast Forwarding

It is hard to believe the Big Muddy walleye tournament has come and gone already on the Missouri River this spring, but that's probably because we never really had a spring. Lots of major weather even...

 
 By Mike Peluso    Recreation    May 9, 2022

The Peluso Report: The Big Muddy

It's the week of the Big Muddy walleye tournament, which is always the pinnacle of the spring here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. It means a couple things to me. First off, I wasn't allowed to...

 
 By Mike Peluso    Recreation    May 2, 2022

The Peluso Report: Remember to Forget

It's been a spring to remember on the Missouri River in the sense that it'll be tough to forget, no matter how much I might want to. Thinking back, I can only recall two days so far this season, since...

 

The Peluso Report: Mud Watch

So, we dug out of this late spring snow here in Bismarck. We got anywhere from 18 to 20 inches of snow, but to the north and west of the Missouri River, they received a lot more. Now, as I wake up...

 

The Peluso Report: What's Next

If you are watching the weather closely, it is looking like we may have a major setback to fishing on the Missouri River starting this Tuesday. Reports are early, but Bismarck seems to be in the...

 

The Peluso Report: Spring Pointers

Finally! I'm back into full open water guide mode here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. Spring is kind of here, if you look outside my window today, it would be easy to argue that it's winter, but...

 

The Peluso Report: It's Here

Open water is here in Bismarck and it is here to stay! Ramps on the Missouri River are pushed, the ice is gone, and hopefully the walleyes will begin to filter north. I've only been out twice since re...

 

The Peluso Report: Wrapping Up on DL

I took my hand off the electric fence for a couple days' break. I'm back down in Bismarck and the weather is showing signs of spring! I know it's going to be difficult to return to the frozen tundra...

 

The Peluso Report: Love What You Do

You definitely have to love what you do to be able to endure the pure punishment ice fishing can throw at you. Cold weather, heavy winds, and finicky fish are just part of the equation. Mix in some...

 

The Peluso Report: The Good & The Bad

As my ice guiding season nears its end, one thing comes to mind and that is it has been a super tough winter with the conditions we have faced. One common theme has been wind; it hasn't been just a...

 

The Peluso Report: Winter's Back Nine

We have finally seen a bit of a warming trend up here in North Dakota. We have also seen some strong winds and major pressure changes along the way as well. All of these changes seem to shift the mood...

 

The Peluso Report: All Mixed Up

I have definitely learned one thing these past few winter seasons. Don't try and predict anything, that's a waste of time. Just as soon as you think you know, or think you know what is going happen, t...

 

The Peluso Report: Muscling Through Midwinter

In this week's Devils Lake report, I'll touch on what is taking place up here for us right now and also the next chapter of my fishing adventures, which is approaching extremely fast! What's going on...

 

Peluso Report: Jan. 31, 2022

Man, I have to admit this winter is starting to get tough, with more snow, cold temperatures, and lots of wind! I can handle the snow and cold, the wind, however, is getting a bit ridiculous and it is...

 

Staying on Track on Devils Lake

A few words come to mind this past week up here on Devils Lake: snow, wind, cold, warm and Covid. Yes, I said the bad word – Covid - and while it has not hit me, we have had a few groups cancel on...

 

The Peluso Report: Helping Hands

It certainly amazes me how fast word travels these days when it comes to catching fish. Modern technology, without question, is a huge factor in this. Text messages, Snapchat, instant messaging, pin...

 

The Peluso Report: Fishing Good Despite Conditions

Well between fixing starters, putting tracks on, having to get a skid shack, thawing frozen pipes, fixing zippers on shacks and so on, we have actually been fishing during this massive deep freeze on...

 

The Peluso Report: Cautiously getting out there

The cold snap has finally hit the northern portion of North Dakota and it has allowed us to finally start venturing around on area lakes. While it’s still not safe thickness for truck traffic yet,...

 

The Peluso Report: Finding Fall Fish on Devils Lake

This will probably be my last Devils Lake fishing report until the upcoming ice fishing season. I will say this, if the open water season on Devils Lake is any indication on what this winter will be...

 

The Peluso Report: Devils Lake Turning Over

The fall transition has started on Devils Lake and the walleyes are starting to do the same. Expect things to be a little inconsistent for a bit. The water temperatures have started to drop, and I...

 

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