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Memories: Catfisherman in the making Pt. 2
Next comes life's journeys and getting caught up in all of those moments.  Those times when fishing is on the back burner for us and when those situations in life lead us away from fishing and
Memories: Catfisherman in the Making Pt. 1
Author: Toby Mougey After reading some recent posts I would like to share a little bit of some of my prior fishing memories that some would find intriguing and interesting regarding catfishing. Growing

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Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Saturday, September 20, 2014
By: on 2014-09-20 07:29:21 | Add Comment | Post New Report

Fishing Report Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre SD area for Sept 18th and 19th 2014


I guided Lucas Ahrens and his friend James Mcgowen from Beaver Crossing and Valipraso, Nebraska for one day of walleye fishing and one day of smallmouth bass fishing. We got limits of both each day with real nice walleye day one along with a big northern and limits of bass to almost 5 lbs. with several over 18 inches and one almost 20 incher. We fished Oahe both days in water depths around 20 feet for both species and caught most of the walleye on night crawler/bouncer rigs and the bass on minnow/bouncer rigs. The walleye were and easy 17 inch avg and so were the bass with all of these fish fat, healthy and showing signs of plenty of food to eat. I am also marking huge schools of small bait fish now even down on the lower end of the lake north of cow creek and up to the bend so barring any unusual happing the lake should be healthier in the future. Most good fishermen that are fishing in the right area's are doing limits on Oahe but due to fishing pressure in some areas it can be challenging. Lake Sharpe is an on again off again fishery so far this fall with nice fish one day and hard hunting the next day. A lot of fishermen over look the smallmouth fishery but from the smiles on the faces of the recent customers I have taken bass fishing, that might not be the best fish to overlook. There are real good numbers of 17 inch to 19 even 20 inch fish available and they are some of the best fighters in the lake. They are also very good eating especially if cooked either fresh or not kept in the freezer too long. The key to finding them is easier as just get around underwater trees anywhere and usually this time of year there will be some around. Hunt for the areas holding the most bait fish to find the walleye.


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Lake Sharpe, Missouri River - Saturday, September 20, 2014
By: on 2014-09-20 07:29:12 | Add Comment | Post New Report

Fishing Report Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre SD area for Sept 18th and 19th 2014


I guided Lucas Ahrens and his friend James Mcgowen from Beaver Crossing and Valipraso, Nebraska for one day of walleye fishing and one day of smallmouth bass fishing. We got limits of both each day with real nice walleye day one along with a big northern and limits of bass to almost 5 lbs. with several over 18 inches and one almost 20 incher. We fished Oahe both days in water depths around 20 feet for both species and caught most of the walleye on night crawler/bouncer rigs and the bass on minnow/bouncer rigs. The walleye were and easy 17 inch avg and so were the bass with all of these fish fat, healthy and showing signs of plenty of food to eat. I am also marking huge schools of small bait fish now even down on the lower end of the lake north of cow creek and up to the bend so barring any unusual happing the lake should be healthier in the future. Most good fishermen that are fishing in the right area's are doing limits on Oahe but due to fishing pressure in some areas it can be challenging. Lake Sharpe is an on again off again fishery so far this fall with nice fish one day and hard hunting the next day. A lot of fishermen over look the smallmouth fishery but from the smiles on the faces of the recent customers I have taken bass fishing, that might not be the best fish to overlook. There are real good numbers of 17 inch to 19 even 20 inch fish available and they are some of the best fighters in the lake. They are also very good eating especially if cooked either fresh or not kept in the freezer too long. The key to finding them is easier as just get around underwater trees anywhere and usually this time of year there will be some around. Hunt for the areas holding the most bait fish to find the walleye.


Hutch's Guide Service


Hutch

Lake Sharpe, Missouri River - Thursday, September 18, 2014
By: on 2014-09-18 06:48:01 | Add Comment | Post New Report

Fishing Report Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre SD for Sept 15th 16th 17th 2014


I guided Colin Schmidt and his buddy from Storm Lake Iowa for a day of small mouth bass fishing on Oahe catching real nice limits of around 3 to 5 lb. bass. Had a real good time on a beautiful fall day with these two guys. NE John had taken them walleye fishing the day before and did well there to so they went home with a nice bunch of fish. I then guided three people from down Kansas way for the Outpost lodge for two days and we put limits of walleye some white bass and some smallmouth in the boat so Tony his wife and father in law all went back with possession limits of fish plus a nice fish meal while they were here. These fish were all caught on Oahe on Minnow/crawler bottom bouncer rigs in around 20 fow. The fish are very healthy fat walleye and so are the bass. Sharpe has still been spotty with some of the better guides managing limits of nice fish around Pierre however it can be tougher fishing some days especially for inexperienced anglers. Minnows are coming into play on both lakes so having a couple of scoops along is a good plan. If you miss the main bite area's on both lakes it can be much harder so try to get good info as to where to fish.


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