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HuntFishSD Missouri River Fishing Report

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 10:06 AM by Casey Weismantel

Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota
June 29, 2015

The weather for the week looks awesome! The entire state is absolutely beautiful and green! We encourage you to get out and spend some relaxing time on the river!

Please – have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Reports up and down the river are that the bite is on!

REMINDER: Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the new regulations designed to prevent movement of invasive species.
SD Ivasive Species Regulations

Lake OaheWalleyeWeekly Fishing Report

In the Pollock area fishing is good using bottom bouncers with spinners and some using crawlers and leeches. Depth is anywhere from 5-20 feet and fishing is really picking up with the warm weather.

Mobridge fishing is very good. It’s really starting to kick in. Fishing north of town seem to be a bit better right now. Anglers are fishing in the 5-15 foot depths. It’s starting to pick up around Mobridge and around the Moreau River. Walleye and crappie are both being caught in these areas. 

At Akaska the water is warming up and fish are biting! Limits are starting to come in. Fish that are being caught are in 5-15 feet using jigs and minnows, bottom bouncers with minnows or some using crawlers and leeches. You need to keep moving until you find the fish – but they are there!

At Gettysburg fish are really biting all up and down the river. Limits are coming in. Anglers are catching walleye in 5-25 feet using bottom bouncers and spinners, minnows, crawlers and leeches. Some anglers are starting to use artificial bait.

Around Spring Creek / Cow Creek and the Oahe Dam the water temp is coming up with the warmer weather. Anglers are still catching northern and catfish using smelt and slip bobbers in 2-5 feet of water. The bite on Oahe is starting to go really well, especially when the weather is nice. When the wind blows the fishing is better in the shallow areas, around 6-10 feet and when the wind is calm, you will fish deeper – around 10-18feet. Anglers are using all baits. Minnows and crawlers with bottom bouncers Smallmouth bass are biting and they are a good size! Also the white bass are in full swing too.

Lake Sharpe

Fishing on Lake Sharpe east of Pierre and Fort Pierre all the way down to West Bend is starting to go with walleye limits coming in along with a large number of smallmouth bass. Anglers from Joe Creek down seem to be doing the best. Catfish and northern are still being caught in 5 feet or less using slip bobbers and smelt. You will have to release a numbers of under 15 inch fish to get limits but if you work at it you’ll find some excellent bigger fish. Plain hooks and spinners are both working, with minnows and crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits in the shallows. The walleye depth is anywhere from 10-28 feet and 5-15 for smallmouth bass. Fishing in the Tailrace at the Oahe Dam is good when water is being released. The white bass fishing is going really well in all areas, with large fish being caught!

*Please remember that the fishing conditions on the Missouri River change constantly and this report is simply a guideline – a snapshot in time.*

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