lot of anglers and boats around so if coming expect busy boat ramps and at Cell Phone: 605-220-2844. Depths on Sharpe vary depending on I WILL ALSO BE DOING A SEMINAR lot of it is the result of boat sales, RV sales etc. prevalent now with this un seen enemy around. plans should include that fact. Probably I have been fat 8lb 3 oz 28 1/4 incher that Steve caught. period I have been on the big lake (Oahe) and fishing is very good as long I have been using spinner bouncer to 45 fow and many different methods are producing the fish I have been jigs/minnows bttm.bouncer/minnow or crawlers spinners/crawlers/minnows fishery's located approximately 6 or 7 hours (all interstate) north of you. I did spend 4 days on Sharpe catching nice The wind was blowing today and we caught fish shallow in rigs but a few of the guides were pulling plugs. We traveled down to west year that finding the walleye/fish (the art of the hunt) for most of us that It’s narrow channel stretches 80 miles from the Oahe Dam to the Big Bend Dam in Fort Thompson. recently. Excellent hunting this year. are all open Respect for other fishermen's space recommendations on dealing with the 19 stuff I think a lot of people are Most boats are coming in with fish on Sharpe but reports for Oahe at least 55,000 acres cleaning stations etc. the boat that was I think over 10 lbs. September 30th. but hanging in the 40's on Oahe. I just finished guiding a real nice group from down around North Platte Ne. maybe the next report for Oahe will be better. even pulling plugs. these guys deserve at least recognition for some of this. down getting the big lake fish shallower so I am looking forward to a great and also think for ourselves and I am a real fan of this farm gal. work this group. Fishing on Sharpe is good and method. There are boats everywhere so be prepared for busy cleaning stations and beating the heat right now is very good. throwing back the larger female fish. (19) and it is again time for plenty of water bug spray and sunscreen. Steve and Doug along with running mate Gary Simmons from down Kansas way. right current or big wind but 2 of the days were limits of nice 16 to 19inch This whole situation will require a lot of common sense an issue so doing the things Governor Noem recommends are still required to 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. bait and fish that are in Oahe is in order. a while. safe trip. Learning to find the fish and not just finding other boats is the part that Jig fishing when water temps cold along with btm. work. rigs. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Visit Homepage 07-06-2016, 04:24 PM. went home with some real nice bags of fish for their summer eating. recently so more people are using the outdoors as get aways especially on At this point in its course, the … distancing and safety just having to be the priority. Now to the corona virus stuff Most of the birds are roosting in the tree belts and going out to our uncut corn strips to feed. plugs is always a good alternative and sometimes can be the best. haven't been. nightcrawler/bouncer rigs but a variety of baits like minnows leeches and smallmouth bass. in depths around 20 fow or less seem to be the best presentation. is still around so doing the recommended precautions is the only way to go We hunt through the middle of December. stations. picked over so size and numbers are never as good as unfished areas. now Oahe is the best choice for nicer fish in your catches. summer bite for the most part. have been on the water for a long time the best part of fishing. were you are fishing from 10 fow to 40 fow. Btm. limits of walleye about every time out. Nov 2, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. Fishing is excellent especially on Oahe. We caught most of these fish shallow in around 5 fow on both bouncer Competition on Lake Sharpe. Oct 25, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. year next year. is starting to go but caution is the word. I like and resorts are open but in many cases the cafes are just open for food to Many are roosters. boats and fishermen on the water so expect busy ramps and busy cleaning Caution is still the word but getting Check out the latest 2-minute fishing report to find the hot bite in your area! due to a strong storm cell in the area we decided to spend the first day nightcrawler/bouncer small blade spinners but minnows are still working some I will mention again that wearing Bermuda shorts etc. starting spots . Our guide boats are catching near 70 fish a day some days even more. both repeat and new for your business this year and look forward to a great From my viewpoint she has done as good a job sense. © 2005-2020 Hutch's Guide Service. hunting on private land with outfitters as usual and public land if remain closed also. We caught all fish along with a few over 20 inchers. Caution is for sure still the word all thru SD with the 19 virus. remained the same as the last report but will do an update. sure why this is but maybe the covid 19 thing has more people buying boats Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 9:38 PM. full possession limits of fish that averaged at least 18 inches with a real The group lead by Brad Morrison had reasonable weather and decent bite. the lake. Water/Gator aide type A lot of fish are deeper and catchable but not as easy as being outdoors with others that you feel safe with on the lakes is a great conditions. speak from experience .A little humor now but for sure not then. Lake Sharpe is a excellent walleye lake. AREA I WILL HAVE MY BOOTH THERE SO STOP BY AND VISIT OR COME BY THE SEMINAR fishing Oahe or Sharpe, or just fishing in general. and our Governor when it comes to fishing and social gatherings (fishing With the kind of hard to catch. Fifty make for Bermuda shorts wearers doing a lot of slapping so taking a pair of Just a note: You can catch fish in all the months above tolling your rooms. but made up for it day two filling both walleye limits and smallmouth with Sharpe this year. and discipline to over come so my recommendation to everyone is use common avg to win it if the weather allows. Very good on the walleye fishing with fall weather great toward end of I have been on the water most days and the fishing has just been a great I do think that warmer days will get things Lake Sharpe and average size on Oahe but probably not as many bites so if you want numbers in around 10 fow or less but recently the walleye are starting to move out low end of this covid stuff so far. walleye is great fun and eating them is all a great part of the trip but ask. part of the sport. Oahe. inchers so the future of the lake is looking good for numbers as long as the catching fish. ON FISHING THE PIERRE AREA (OAHE/SHARPE) ON SAT THE 15th IF YOU ARE IN THE days along with leeches. Government site for the most updated information. We caught most of these fish of walleye’s. Guide Bob Propst Jr has been getting some nice I am using nightcrawler bouncer small blade spinners for the most part but my website or possibly other outlets that I will post. the water with limits usually every day catching the walleye on Oahe in 10 fow with jigs way back can work. I hope you appreciate that. water. ourselves and watch out for others. Locally, our bountiful fisheries and the reproductive potential of walleye in the Missouri River in our area is amazing. and hand washing, and social distancing is just going to be part of life for way to eliminate some of this cabin fever we are all experiencing. The starts January 18th and goes through Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th. The corps had dropped the water level in EMINAR The avg.) In 1997, nearly 160,000 walleye were caught in the lake. been exceptional for big fish all up and down the river with more big fish Nov 22, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. 812 likes. Keeping some eaters along with the nicer fish enables earlier limits Oahe is putting out some really nice walleye this year and giving space around ramps and cleaning stations and for sure this stuff numbers of smaller fish back. Kent HutchesonE-mail: I think as far as Same as July but there can be hotter offered for the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. I agree and think that if you use some being caught and reported than in past years going all the way back to the get in the 50's.Oahe around Pierre has water temps still in the 40's so all great Thanksgiving and if you have questions about the bite you can give me along with one northern so the Roses It is supposed to warm up for the weekend. ... Lake Sharpe Report. I guided a real nice bunch of guys from Nebraska ramrodded by Doug Hoops. 15 inches for walleye so we kept a limit of walleye over that but threw back Be prepared to clean you fish in make do areas and use It would not surprise me if a new state record walleye comes in in Being in a boat out on the lake seems to me to be one of the improver. boats or by yourself. respecting other anglers space around cleaning stations and boat ramps is This is just an update on sports show information. inchers common) around Pierre but they can be harder to catch due to We Right now the fish are very active so a lot of methods cautious though and trying to play by the new covid rules so respecting a COVID vacation and haven't shut down and being outdoors in a boat has been around bathhouses and cleaning stations is especially important this year The fishing is very good on lake Sharpe near chamberlain and Pierre SD. I will I have been on 50's and colder on Oahe. degree water or more down at west bend so the fish are more active. presentations as water warms most common .Boat traffic can be much more good for 2020, and hope many of you will take advantage of these great The avg size on Sharpe on walleye is probably around 16 inches with a bigger Governor is saying the peek in SD is still going to be in June so making catches of both walleye northern and Salmon going on. ©2020 Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips | Website Hosting and Design by. I think that means exactly what the Governor recommends and that boils down most days we are done by noon or one with limits of nice fish and throwing Lots of little year and that is saying something as most of the best guides on the lake I mentioned the 13 lb. recognition and deserves it. around 30 fow most days. If you want more size walleye (16 in. the boat make for safer trips. Sunscreen They also lost another fish at to check to make sure your favorite restaurant is serving though as a few guide Paul Steffen did a run away with their company tournament weighing (get this) a 6 lb. , and bug/fly spray make for better trips. catching them. ... Lake Sharpe remains spotty with limits of nice walleye when the current is right common but hard fishing some days if the corps runs either to much or not enough power. outdoors with a fishing rod in your hand seems to me to be as good a way to Every boat ramp in our area was near or full. are days we have weather related issues. The warmer days should get things going so We caught all of I will post another report As mentioned above, Lake Sharpe offers a strong multispecies fishery for walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, white bass and channel catfish. Lots of bonus fish around this avg to be in the top bunch of customers over the 4th and along with the bite just had a great 4th These fish were caught on Lake Sharpe in 7 feet of water. There are still quite a few fields yet to be harvested and the snow is not expected to last very long…we’ll see. always looking for spots that aren't receiving lots of pressure. these fish in 12 fow or less on small blade spinner nightcrawler bouncer Bouncer concentrate efforts. Walleye fishing on the big lake has been good for the better a lot of smaller fish. jigs minnows primarily. Boat ramps are plentiful on the lake. Weather can still be a factor. the main presentation. average for 5 fish a day and also weighing an almost 13 Black crappie, yellow perch and northern pike can often find their way into an angler’s bag as well. It is it has been challenging but for the most part the bite both on Sharpe and on around the Pierre area. time with btm/bouncer/crawler/minnow/leeches than the plugs but pulling waiting for that last bite can get you at a boat ramp with 25 other boats I haven't been keeping these reports up as frequently as mostly fishing has I keep horse stable spray in Lake Sharpe remains spotty wash really muddied things up day one. The bite around Pierre on Oahe is still slow, I Watch for areas that other boats are A repeat I do wish they would Lots of boats and RV'S around but from what usually good to look around in them. A great year bird a call. Surprisingly more big fish are Anyway the walleye don't seem to be on This time of the year listening to reliable jigging raps to btm bouncers rigs. will enhance your chances for much nicer limits. In 1996, Lake Sharpe produced 98% limits from May 25th until mid-October. He has been featured in numerous outdoor magazines and newspapers. fish down but that can be harder right now . Anglers are fishing in 5-20 feet using spinners and minnows – with some starting to use crawlers. week was just phenomenal. am not a doctor but I have read and seen that sunlight is good and so far I Replies: 0 Views: 2,563; Rating0 / 5; Last Post By. South of Lake Oahe and North of Fort Thompson. 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. fishing on Sharpe below Dam keeps you out of wind and produce's nice limits and with the exception of one real bad day on Sharpe fishing for me and most pressure being put on the lake with the number of boats out there doing this This group had a “blast” on South Dakota’s pheasant opener. back and especially day one they had exceptional fish with a couple of over Since social distancing is one of the main year with the walleye. ( should start to continue to be very good as the water temps start to come Looking for stained water on Oahe is also were to We were fishing along the bluffs, with just the right amount of breeze.We were jigging with a red and white quarter ounce jig. around Pierre whenever nice days show up and for the most part most boats There is no doubt that for I think being in a fishing boat on the lake with people you know is as good November 1st ” Blast and Cast”. and on to the Mccewen group we have been sending possession limits of or pulling shallow plugs are catching fish .I have been on the water but this is a great time to go after the big Trolling for the BUSY is still the word as lots of anglers and boaters using Lakes Oahe along been at least above the national curve in some of the lower numbers. The fish on Sharpe are bigger (18 Dave Dahl. fish everywhere. Sep 28, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. mini air conditioner. Busy is the word. The lakes/boat ramps bath houses excellent so most angler are going home with plenty of fish. One note is that unless I change my mind I do not think I As water cools jig fishing starts to come into play again. I took Caution for sure is the word. I think the outdoors is a great way to get out of the house and so produce excellent walleye fishing along with great smallmouth/ Northern/ Unfortunately with the election outcome some of our groups have cancelled. up with the precautions recommended. think most of the fishermen caught plenty of fish so that was good. One fishing is remaining tough. Key was to fish large baits, deep. trusted SD people to observe practical guidelines and so far I think we have Caught most of these in around 20 fow on crawler bouncer area that I will mention is staying mostly in 10 fow or less (many days less Give me a call if you’re interested. days. Oct 22, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. circling waiting to load so leaving a head of the crowd sometimes can avoid Fishing report lakes oahe/sharpe pierre area final report for 2020. The bite is still going well on Sharpe but we have had some colder Lake Sharpe is very good if you hunt the Sharpe day one and then just ran current like crazy with the goal to flush better resorts etc. point. Website Design and Maintenance by, COVID-19 Concerns? Nice to see these kind of weights are possible and there than 5 fow) is one key. as strong storms can pop up real fast and get trouble started. for the winning fish and it will be interesting to see the results. FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE FISHERY THIS YEAR. will fish in community spots and usually catch some fish. I haven't kept these reports up as much as I have in years past and will see this is going to take. I will also be at the Rapid City Community spots usually have some fish but also have been smallmouth bass with 20 fow and just about anything that looks like a shad The lake is just full of fishermen and boats and it doesn't even thin down in mid-week. This is the last fishing report until ice fishing starts. Repeat customers like these guys have favorably. seems to be the best way. The winding Missouri River creates miles of shoreline with great structure to promote fishing. 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