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Aug 03

HuntFishSD Missouri River Fishing Report

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM by Casey Weismantel

Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota
August 3, 2015

Temps will be in the 80s this week. Get out on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. It’s a great getaway. Come on out, relax, and try your hand at catching some delicious walleye.

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 OaheFoster Northern

In the Pollock area fishing is good using bottom bouncers with spinners and some using crawlers and leeches. Depth is anywhere from 20-30 feet and fishing has slowed a bit now, but the fall bite looks to be excellent.

Mobridge fishing is still consistent, but has slowed a little. Limits are coming in, but you’ll have to work for them. Best areas seem to be 10-15 miles north of town. Anglers are fishing in the 25-40 foot depths with bottom bouncers, spinners, and crankbaits.

At Akaska they are still catching fish, but the bite has slowed some. Fish that are being caught are in the shallows around 18-25 feet using jigs and minnows, bottom bouncers with crawlers and leeches. You need to keep moving until you find the fish – but they are there!

Don't be afraid to try new spots! The fish seem to be holding to wind swept shores.

At Gettysburg fishing has slowed some. Limits are still coming in but you need to look for the fish. Anglers are catching walleye in 35-40 feet using bottom bouncers and spinners, crawlers and leeches. A few smallmouth and catfish are also being caught.

Around Spring Creek / Cow Creek  The bite on Oahe can be tough some days, with some days better than others. That’s why it’s called fishing – not catching! The area from Spring to Cow Creek is working at this time. When the wind blows you need to get into around 10 feet or less and if the wind is calm the depth is 20 to 30 plus feet or more. Anglers are using mainly bouncer and crawler rigs. Smallmouth bass are biting and they are a good size! Spinners or plain hooks are working here. Some salmon are being caught around the intakes in 60-80 feet using flashers, dodgers and spoons. Good size smallmouth are also being caught on the face of Oahe in 15 feet or less.

Lake Sharpe

Fishing on Lake Sharpe east of Pierre and Fort Pierre
is going well around the bluffs and by the bridges. Joe Creek to Big Bend Dam is seeing the best fishing right now. Fishing along the channel edges in around 30 feet of water is working well using bouncers, crawlers and spinners. The 15 inch limit is off for the months of July and August, making catching a limit easier. Catfish, northern, crappie, and smallmouth continue to be bonus fish for many anglers. Just about any presentation/bait is working right now. The depth is anywhere from 5-20 for smallmouth bass. Fishing in the Tailrace at the Oahe Dam is good when water is being released and some fish are being caught by the bridges at Pierre.

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


Provided by:
 HuntFishSD  Missouri River Tourism





For Fishing Guides on Lake Oahe:

Dakota River Walleyes 
East River Guide Service
Eye Time Promotions
      

Jul 27

HuntFishSD Missouri River Fishing Report

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 11:53 AM by Casey Weismantel

Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota
July 27, 2015

It looks like another nice and warm week. Get out on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. It’s a great getaway. Come on out, relax, and try your hand at catching some delicious walleye.

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 OaheFoster Northern

In the Pollock area fishing is good using bottom bouncers with spinners and some using crawlers and leeches. Depth is anywhere from 20-35 feet and fishing is going well with the warm weather.

Mobridge fishing is still consistent, but has slowed a little. Limits are coming in at a good rate. It’s really widespread, with no particular place being better than another. Anglers are fishing in the 20-30 foot depths with bottom bouncers, spinners, and crawlers.
Walleye and crappie are both being caught in these areas.

At Akaska they are still catching fish, but the bite has slowed some due to the heat we’ve had. Fish that are being caught are in around 18-25 feet using jigs and minnows, bottom bouncers with crawlers and leeches. You need to keep moving until you find the fish – but they are there!

Don't be afraid to try new spots! The fish seem to be holding to wind swept shores.

At Gettysburg fishing has slowed some. Limits are still coming in but you need to look for the fish. Anglers are catching walleye in 35-40 feet using bottom bouncers and spinners, crawlers and leeches. A few smallmouth and catfish are also being caught.

Around Spring Creek / Cow Creek  and the Oahe Dam the water temp is coming up with the warmer weather. The bite on Oahe is good, with some days better than others. That’s why it’s called fishing – not catching! The area from Spring to Cow Creek is going well at this time. When the wind blows you need to get into around 10 feet or less and if the wind is calm the depth is 35 feet or more. Anglers are using live bait and crankbaits with crawlers and leeches working well. Smallmouth bass are biting and they are a good size! Spinners or plain hooks are working here.

Lake Sharpe

Fishing on Lake Sharpe east of Pierre and Fort Pierre all the way down to West Bend is going well with walleye limits coming in. Joe Creek to Big Bend Dam are seeing the best fishing right now. Fishing along the channel edges in 5-25 feet of water is working well using crawlers and leeches, plus bouncers and spinners. The 15 inch limit is off for the months of July and August, making catching a limit easier. Catfish, northern, crappie, and smallmouth continue to be bonus fish for many anglers. Just about any presentation/bait is working right now. The depth is anywhere from 5-20 for smallmouth bass. Fishing in the Tailrace at the Oahe Dam is good when water is being released and some fish are being caught by the bridges at Pierre.

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


Provided by:
 HuntFishSD  Missouri River Tourism





For Fishing Guides on Lake Oahe:

Dakota River Walleyes 
East River Guide Service
Eye Time Promotions
      

Jul 20

HuntFishSD Missouri River Fishing Report

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 12:08 PM by Casey Weismantel

Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota
July 20, 2015

The weather this week will be on the warm side! And, yes, it’s time to get to the river. The fish are still there waiting for you to find them!

HuntFishSD fished the Missouri River last weekend. We caught good numbers of walleye. Even had a few small mouth bass on the line. 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 OaheBaby Huey Missouri River Walleye

In the Pollock area fishing is good using bottom bouncers with spinners and some using crawlers and leeches. Depth is anywhere from 20-35 feet and fishing is going well with the warm weather.

Mobridge fishing is still consistent, but has slowed a bit. Limits are coming in at a good rate. It’s really widespread, with no particular place being better than another. Anglers are fishing in the 20-30 foot depths with bottom bouncers, spinners, and crawlers.
Walleye and crappie are both being caught in these areas.

At Akaska they are still catching fish, but the bite has slowed some due to the hot days we’ve had. Fish that are being caught are in around 18-21 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 fishing has slowed some. Limits are still coming in but you need to look for the fish. Anglers are catching walleye in 15-30 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. The bite on Oahe is good, with some days better than others. That’s why it’s called fishing – not catching! The area from Spring to Cow Creek is going well at this time. When the wind blows you need to get into around 10 feet or less and if the wind is calm the depth is 35 feet or more. Anglers are using live bait and crankbaits with minnows, crawlers and leeches working well. Smallmouth bass are biting and they are a good size! Spinners or plain hooks are working here.

Lake Sharpe

Fishing on Lake Sharpe east of Pierre and Fort Pierre all the way down to West Bend is going well with walleye limits coming in. Joe Creek to Big Bend Dam are seeing the best fishing right now. Fishing along the channel edges in 15-25 feet of water is working well using minnows, crawlers and leeches -, plus bouncers and spinners. Chartreuse is the color of the day. The 15 inch limit is off for the months of July and August, making catching a limit easier. Catfish, northern, crappie, and smallmouth continue to be bonus fish for many anglers. Just about any presentation/bait is working right now. The depth is anywhere from 5-20 for smallmouth bass. Fishing in the Tailrace at the Oahe Dam is good when water is being released and some fish are being caught by the bridges at Pierre.


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


Provided by:
 HuntFishSD  Missouri River Tourism





For Fishing Guides on Lake Oahe:

Dakota River Walleyes 
East River Guide Service
Eye Time Promotions
      


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