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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 Sharpe, Missouri River - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By: on 2014-07-23 21:11:48 | Add Comment | Post New Report

Fishing report Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre area for July 19th thru the 24th 2014


I guided Mike Grahm and his son Storm from the St Paul MN area on Sharpe fishing both days in the Pierre area. Fishing was excellent and we kept limits/possession limits of real nice walleye to 20 inches with a least a 17 inch avg size. We caught most of these fish in around 10 fow fishing either Berkeley Gulp on bottom/bouncers or crawler/bouncer rigs. I then fished the Krutsinger/ Fields Group of repeat customers from around Seward NE for two days of limit fishing on Sharpe and one day of smaller walleye /catfish/ Smallmouth fishing on Oahe. A great family bunch and they went home with their possession limit of fish plus a nice fish supper while they were here. We caught the fish on Sharpe the same way as the previous group and on Oahe most of the fish we caught were in around 20 fow on night crawler rigs. The 40th annual Governors Cup tournament results are a reflection on the current bite on Oahe. One hundred sixteen teams fished it keeping 562 fish with an avg of 4.84 fish per boat that weighted an avg of 7.15 lbs per boat. The winners Keller/Hjelm had 12 fish that weighed 19.67 lbs. I know a lot of these guys that fished in this tournament and it was full of a lot of real good fishermen. They did have to weight only fish over 15 inches and I am sure a lot of under 15 inch fish were thrown back but right now these weights are the reason why I have spent more time guiding on Sharpe this year than I have in the past. I do believe you still have a better chance to get a over 25 inch fish on Oahe and bigger Northern. Some days better fishermen are coming in with some nice stringers. There is also a lot less boat traffic on the big lake so if these are things that you favor Oahe is still a good choice. Average fish size is still a little better on most days on Sharpe so if you are looking for that Sharpe is better right now. They are starting to run more power daily so unless we get more rain/wind the river is starting to clean up some.


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Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By: on 2014-07-23 21:11:37 | Add Comment | Post New Report

Fishing report Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre area for July 19th thru the 24th 2014


I guided Mike Grahm and his son Storm from the St Paul MN area on Sharpe fishing both days in the Pierre area. Fishing was excellent and we kept limits/possession limits of real nice walleye to 20 inches with a least a 17 inch avg size. We caught most of these fish in around 10 fow fishing either Berkeley Gulp on bottom/bouncers or crawler/bouncer rigs. I then fished the Krutsinger/ Fields Group of repeat customers from around Seward NE for two days of limit fishing on Sharpe and one day of smaller walleye /catfish/ Smallmouth fishing on Oahe. A great family bunch and they went home with their possession limit of fish plus a nice fish supper while they were here. We caught the fish on Sharpe the same way as the previous group and on Oahe most of the fish we caught were in around 20 fow on night crawler rigs. The 40th annual Governors Cup tournament results are a reflection on the current bite on Oahe. One hundred sixteen teams fished it keeping 562 fish with an avg of 4.84 fish per boat that weighted an avg of 7.15 lbs per boat. The winners Keller/Hjelm had 12 fish that weighed 19.67 lbs. I know a lot of these guys that fished in this tournament and it was full of a lot of real good fishermen. They did have to weight only fish over 15 inches and I am sure a lot of under 15 inch fish were thrown back but right now these weights are the reason why I have spent more time guiding on Sharpe this year than I have in the past. I do believe you still have a better chance to get a over 25 inch fish on Oahe and bigger Northern. Some days better fishermen are coming in with some nice stringers. There is also a lot less boat traffic on the big lake so if these are things that you favor Oahe is still a good choice. Average fish size is still a little better on most days on Sharpe so if you are looking for that Sharpe is better right now. They are starting to run more power daily so unless we get more rain/wind the river is starting to clean up some.


Hutch's Guide Service


Hutch

Lake Thompson - Saturday, July 19, 2014
By: on 2014-07-20 21:19:52 | Add Comment | Post New Report

Went out at 6:30 and started catching lots of walleye after we caught about 3/4 of our 4 person 16 fish daily limit we thought we would go through spinners near shore to catch pike and we caught about 3. After that we went back out and caught some perch and finished up our daily limit just jigging and using bottom bouncer with lindy rig.


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