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Upcoming temperatures will be quite cool. The best bite has been bottom bouncing nightcrawlers in 17-25 feet of water. Fishing the side with the most wind has been the most effective.
In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is good.
Guided trips, information and tips for anglers of all skill levels! Okobojo Creek continues to hold a good number of fish, but many in the 12-14 inch category. They’ve been a bonus fish for anglers pulling bottom bouncers shallow, but can be targeted with jig/plastic combinations or spinnerbaits on cloudy days. Lake Oahe is absolutely on fire right now!
The Grand River and the Moreau are picking up quite a bit. Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism Association, Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association, Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association. The bite on Lake Sharpe has really transitioned down to the lower end, but there are still a few areas you can catch fish in the Pierre area. Set up on the edge of the channel, once I find them on the electronics I like to set up 3 dead rods and jig with the fourth with either a Buckshot rattling spoon or some other jigging spoon.
Around Spring Creek / Cow Creek the fishing is good. Fortunately, anglers looking to fish the West Bend area have been having excellent success!
I hope you all have a great week and are able to get out and have some fun on the water!
Anglers are fishing in 20-35 feet of water.
He graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. You'll find experienced guides all along the river to help you along the way, or feel free to venture out on your own. Make sure to check ice and be careful, it can deteriorate quick. In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is good.
Where fish may have been biting in 12-15 feet of water, try sliding out to 17-20 feet.
He graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. This walleye fishing is about as good as it gets so if you get a chance I suggest you take advantage of it, a person can boat 50 to 100 walleyes per day! Depths are ranging from 20-50 feet of water. Instagram: mrwalleyesd, Proudly powered by WordPress |
Although we were having to trudge through the snow, the bird numbers are excellent and we only walk less than a half mile or so and have our limits.
Targeting these fish with shallow running crankbaits has been another option as the water is slightly dirtier making flash and vibration more critical. If you find the fish they should be easy to catch because they tend to be more aggressive this time of year.
SD Game, Fish & Parks has a new tool available to help anglers stay up-to-date on the latest fish stockings. Okobojo Creek continues to hold a good number of fish, but many in the 12-14 inch category. The stilling basin has presented an excellent opportunity to test out various snells. Look in depths between 8-12 feet, with some anglers venturing as shallow as 3-6 feet.
Some days they are in 10 feet and some days they are in 20 feet, just move around until you find them. This group had a “blast” on South Dakota’s pheasant opener. Favorable conditions for anglers resulted in a lot of folks having fun out on the water this week and there was good fishing to be had for many of them. If you are looking to get in on some of the excellent fishing up on Oahe this summer or the strong fall bite in the Pierre area please feel free to reach out and we can get you on the calendar! You can easily go through 50 to 100 fish per day!
There are still quite a few fields yet to be harvested and the snow is not expected to last very long…we’ll see.
All fish are nice healthy fat fish that have some fight in them.
On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. Leeches are also catching fish, but nightcrawlers continue to be the bait of choice.
Many anglers are using crawlers and minnows and fishing in the Pease Creek area. Design your trip by destination, by activity or by both! Lake Oahe. Copyright © 2020 Lake-Link Inc. All rights reserved.
Visit https://gfp.sd.gov/fish/ and click on “Weekly Fish Stockings” on the left-hand side of the page.
I was down south chasing walleyes on Lake Oahe in North Dakota on Sunday and the fishing is still outstanding. September 30th. There are still a variety of bites taking place this week, let’s talk about them and what’s in store this weekend up in Mobridge! Helping Hutch out, we caught these in the back of the Cheyenne River on Lake Oahe in 10 to 12 feet of water.
Anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. Both crankbaits and live bait rigs are working well in 10 to 20 feet of water depending on the day.
Most anglers are using jigs and minnows. Platte Creek and Snake Creek have been popular in previous reports and expect those areas to still produce decent fishing. Despite the wind and other conditions fishing was great.
Fishing jigs and minnows 150 yards from the Ramkota Hotel. The weigh-ins will take place at the Mobridge Sitting Bull Stampede (Rodeo Grounds) beginning at 3:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Further downstream, the Pickstown area will often heat up as the summer goes along.
It’s impossible to walk through the rows of sunflowers so they walked the edges of the cut field and about 150 birds came out the sides. Many anglers looking to make a run have been fishing Snake Creek and Deep Creek. Anglers are using bouncers with spinner and crawlers in 25-35 feet of water. They’ve been a bonus fish for anglers pulling bottom bouncers shallow, but can be targeted with jig/plastic combinations or spinnerbaits on cloudy days. The water is very clear and you can often see them moving around up shallow.
Most fish are 14 to 16 inches but if you keep at it you can catch a limit of fish over 17 inches up to about 20. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. Lake Oahe.
Sep 13, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos.
We have been concentrating mostly in the stateline area with lots of 14 to 16 inch fish with an occasional 20+ incher getting caught. Get out and enjoy this fishery while it lasts, honestly I'm not sure if I have ever caught this many walleye.
Pink continues to be the best color, but silver, blue and chartreuse have caught fish as well. The good thing about these cold temps is the ice is as good as I have ever seen it, but ice is never totally safe so use caution when out there.
May 9 – June 19 South Dakota Fishing Report – On Lakes Thompson, Sharpe and Oahe – South Dakota The post-spawn bite has been great on Lakes Thompson, Sharpe and Oahe. Fishing out of Mobridge also has produced a strong bite as well.
Fishing the side with the most wind has been the most effective. Depths range from 25-40 feet of water. We have highly qualified guides that we can set up for you, as well as lodging and meals. The Grand River and the Moreau are picking up quite a bit.
The best bite in the Pierre area has certainly transitioned up to Lake Oahe.
Weed growth along LaFramboise Island as well as the abundance of recreational boaters has made fishing this stretch difficult to impossible as well.
6 to 8 inches of snow fell on Wednesday. As summer temps are finally arriving, the fishing will only get better. Anglers are fishing around 20-30 feet of water. The stilling basin has presented an excellent opportunity to test out various snells. May 11 we had up to 30 mph winds by 1:30 and rain on and off all day but we still caught fish and filled our limits. Started by Hutch.
Platte Creek and Snake Creek have been popular in previous reports and expect those areas to still produce decent fishing. The outdoors remains open and whether you’re casting or blasting, continue to be responsible.
The stilling basin also is still holding fish, although the bulk of the fish are below the 15 inch mark. Fortunately, anglers looking to fish the West Bend area have been having excellent success! BREAKING NEWS: It didn’t blow 30 mph every day this week!!
Pink has far and away been the best color.
This should help the fall bite but will make it pretty chilly for anyone out there. We have been concentrating mostly in the stateline area with lots of 14 to 16 inch fish with an occasional 20+ incher getting caught. Lake Oahe. Spaid Farms and Lake Sharpe, Missouri River Pierre, South Dakota. Many areas along Lake Francis Case have had a variety of storms hit the past week. Oct 1, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos.
Most of the birds are roosting in the tree belts and going out to our uncut corn strips to feed. Oct 27, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos.
Many anglers are heading to the Moreau and fishing depths of 5-15 feet of water.
At Akaska, the fishing is good. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. We had boats working the area south of beaver bay all the way down to the state line. These fish were caught on Lake Sharpe in 7 feet of water. Wow! At Gettysburg the salmon are biting and anglers can find them by boat or from shore.
This two day tournament will take place Friday-Saturday, June 26-27 out of Indian Creek Recreation Area.
The best bite has been bottom bouncing nightcrawlers in 17-25 feet of water. Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations.
Oct 29, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. Depths are 5-15 feet of water. Look in depths between 8-12 feet, with some anglers venturing as shallow as 3-6 feet. Help slow the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!
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We have been using bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses mainly because a person can catch some nice crappies mixed in with the walleyes.
The fishing on Oahe can be described as “hit or miss”, some anglers were pulling limits while others were struggling mightily.
Moss and other debris have made fishing, particularly pulling crankbaits, very difficult. As summer temps are finally arriving, the fishing will only get better.
Catching many nice fish in 6'-12' of water. On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is decent and there is a lot of bait in the system.
The bite on Lake Sharpe has really transitioned down to the lower end, but there are still a few areas you can catch fish in the Pierre area. Expect some large fish to come in, it is fair to say that every angler that launches will have a chance at a 10 pound walleye both days. Contact Dave Spaid South Dakota Fishing and Hunting Guide Service and experience for yourself some of the best fishing and hunting to be found anywhere!
Fishing along the bluffs in town has paid few dividends to anglers. Pink has far and away been the best color. We'll only send you emails when the really good stuff is happening! The best bite in the Pierre area has certainly transitioned up to Lake Oahe. West Bend once again continues to do exactly what West Bend does and that’s put out a great number of fish. In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty decent. We are catching many other species, especially pike and crappie. Had boats down there pretty much everyday last week and each day boats limited out on Walleyes in pretty short order.
The most consistent fishing has been coming out of the Cheyenne River, with many anglers experiencing excellent fishing.
Fishing has been good on a wide variety of areas for anglers that are looking to make some runs or stay closer to the launch. Notably, the Chamberlain area was recently hit by a strong hail storm. Theme: Bulk.
FISHING REPORT LAKES OAHE/SHARPE PIERRE AREA FROM JUNE 2ND THROUGH JUNE 14TH 202.