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Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Sunday, April 19, 2015
By: on 04/19/2015 10:23 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre area fishing report for April 16th thru the 19th 2015


Spring has arrived and as usual spring weather brings really nice days along with the wind on many and rain .I fished repeat customers the TCW engineering group of guys from North Platte NE. ramrodded by Tom Weblow for two beautiful weather days and then rain on the third day. A great bunch of guys and we had a great time. We fished the West Bend area on Sharpe and got fish but due to a lot of to dirty water ( stirred by 50 mile per hour on previous day) we had to work for the fish with limited success. The best day was day two with 23 total fish. We caught these fish shallow on reel bait flasher jigs tipped with minnows in 5 fow or less around know spawning area's .I would say the bite is going on Sharpe when weather conditions are right. Oahe is going okay for northern/catfish but still early for the walleye/bass. Willie Gloe had his annual Northern tournament with 41 teams and a 18 lb. fish was the largest with most teams catching fish in the rain on Sat. Walleye catch's along with salmon reports are for the most part not good on the big lake but with warm weather things should improve on a daily basis. We are probably a couple of weeks away from real good reports on Oahe in the Pierre area so Lake Sharpe is the best choice for walleye/ smallmouth fishing around Pierre right now. For the Northern /catfish head for Oahe and best bet are pike rigs/smelt in shallow warmer water in the back of bays or creeks.


Hutch

Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By: on 04/15/2015 7:55 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre area fishing report for April 12th thru the 15th


Wind pretty much sums up the last few days. It has been keeping all but the die hard fishermen home getting boats ready. There has been a bite for walleye on Sharpe for those going out but for the most part a lot of 14 inch males being caught so I would call the bite both here and on the first 25 miles of Oahe spotty and just a little early. Northern/catfish are just starting to go and if this weather stays around a good alternative choice to fish and stay out of the wind. I went out with a couple of friends of mine Jim and Bernie Weaver from Rapid City in 40 mph winds and with taking that factor in did ok catching maybe 10 channel cats and 3 northern pike with one 10 to 12 lb. fish the largest. We caught these fish on smelt/slip bobbers in shallow warm water. Big Bend on Sharpe is starting to have some action on both smallmouth and walleye and a week of warm weather should get things moving. I heard there is a bite going at Mobridge and Pierre is usually a little behind because of the lake warming up due to shallower water north of us. I will be on the water the next three days and will put out a more detailed report after that. It is great to see spring come so we can start to spend more time outdoors (fishing).


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Hutch

Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Monday, April 13, 2015
By: on 04/13/2015 8:31 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Great day of fishing. A 18 pounder and 26 pounder caught above the dam on 4-11-15. These two boys will always remember this great day they had.
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Monday, April 13, 2015
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Great day of fishing. A 18 pounder and 26 pounder caught above the dam on 4-11-15. These two boys will always remember this great day they had.
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Sunday, April 12, 2015
By: on 04/12/2015 08:17 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Did great on northerns yesterday from shore. We caught a 25, 22, and 18 pounder all with smelt on the bottom in 4 foot of water with quick strike rigs. Thanks to all who gave us tips and told us where to go and what to do. The kids will remember this great trip forever!!
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Sunday, April 5, 2015
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 Took two young boys to cow creek from rapid city. We struggled. Had two bites. Tried fishing northerns for first time. Had no idea where to go once at cow creek. We tried east of boat ramp. Right below the sign saying you need a park sticker. We had smelt on bottom with quick rigs. Please any suggestions would help. I saw people on points when you drive past the resort and store at cow creek. Are these points better and any particular one better then others? Also, should our smelt be on the bottom? If not, what's best way to raise it a foot off bottom or should we fish them 5 feet below bobber? The boys want to run out again next weekend and try it until we catch one. Any info on how to best fish those dead smelt in that area would help. Thank you. A guy did weigh in a 23 pounder he caught saturday at cow creek while we were there. 
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Friday, April 3, 2015
By: on 04/03/2015 10:04 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Lakes Oahe/Sharpe Pierre area fishing report for April 1st thru Easter weekend


Not a lot of fishing activity yet as it is early for the walleye boat fishing however those boats going out are having some success. I heard of an 11 pounder coming from below the dam on Sharpe and some limits of male fish all the way down to the bend. The focus on Oahe has for the most part been bank fishing with pike rigs and smelt for Northern and that has brought in several big fish with most anglers getting action. Jig minnows is the bait of choice for walleye and will be until the water temps start to warm. There has been far more real windy days so far so I have not been guiding but after Easter I am going to start fishing so will have more updated fishing reports. Like everybody else cabin fever is driving me to get out fishing especially on the nice spring days. Have a good Easter and get the boat ready. It is early but fishing should be getting that spring start soon.


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Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Friday, March 27, 2015
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 Fished the pump house on the Cheyenne river today. Fishing was pretty slow!  Heading to rossasaue tomorrow... 
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Thursday, March 26, 2015
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 I have never Shore northern fished in the spring at pierre. I have a 9 and 10 year old boy who would like to go so I was wondering if anyone could tell me where we could go and fish from shore and have a chance at catching a decent sized northern. also do we just use a treble hook with a dead smelt and throw it and let it set on the bottom? how far from shore do we throw the line out? Is now a good time to go? Any help with what to do would be great and where to go and fish from shore. Thank you so much
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Friday, March 20, 2015
By: on 03/22/2015 11:40 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Ice is gone by the pump house on the Cheyenne River. The walleye are biting in the evening and a little while after dark. Fishing has been tuff all winter and is still slow. Caught a 40 inch pike. walleye are fat if you can catch one.  I heave not posted for a while due to being sick. I will be making reports as things change. Looking forward to a good year.
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Sunday, March 22, 2015
By: on 03/22/2015 11:18 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Anyone know if the ice is receding in the Cheyenne River?
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Thursday, March 12, 2015
By: on 03/12/2015 5:03 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Looking forward to ripping lip on oahe this spring! Any open water anywhere??
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Sunday, October 19, 2014
By: on 10/19/2014 11:43 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
how is the fishing doing right now on oahe? Deciding to make a trip or not.
Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Tuesday, October 7, 2014
By: on 10/07/2014 7:46 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Fishing report Lakes Oahe, Sharpe Pierre area for Oct 4th 5th and 6th 2014


I took Mason Fleenor from Ida Grove Iowa and his friend Jim Brehm from the Dunes SD fishing on a couple of windy days. The first day we went on Oahe, caught three walleye and then had to get off the big lake due to weather (Big wind/rain). We decided to fish for catfish on Sharpe below the dam the rest of the day and caught maybe 10 from 3 lbs. to 10 lbs. saving the day. Went back on Oahe for walleye day two in better conditions and got their limit of real nice walleye and 3 crappie. We caught these fish in around 20 fow on minnow/ Bouncer rigs. I am going to take them down to West Bend for a half day of fishing on their way home so will cover that in my next report. A couple of nice guys and we had a great time. Once again the bite around Pierre is good when the weather lets you fish. There has been a lot of wind this past week making for tougher fishing but that comes and goes so if you are planning a trip cross your finger's this time of the year as it is a real factor in the success of every trip.


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Lake Oahe, Missouri River - Sunday, October 5, 2014
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Lakes Oahe/Sharpe fishing report Pierre area for 1st 2nd and 3rd Oct 2014


Lots of wind. That is really the whole report. When you can access the areas that are holding the fish both on Oahe and Sharpe the bite is decent however fall winds in the 20 to 50 mph range have made for real limited success for most anglers.On Oahe fishing with minnow rigs is starting to be a little more productive than crawlers and that holds true on Sharpe as well. Fishing in depths of 10 fow to 30 feet in areas from the Cheyenne north is the best for walleye and on Sharpe the West Bend area has the edge. A note on the upcoming season pheasant opener. This year looks to be much better over the whole state with GF&P's reporting numbers way up and around the Pierre area I know that is true. It looks like breaking out the shotguns is a real good idea for those wanting to hunt birds. I will be posting these reports less frequently now as the fishing season winds down (weekly) however if there are any major changes I will report them.


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