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SD Missouri River Fishing Report August 19 2019

by SD Missouri River Tourism


SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – August 19, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

We’re looking at a week of 70’s and 80’s with lots of sunshine. Enjoy the beautiful weather and good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is pretty good. Depths are anywhere from 15-25 feet of water, with some anglers fishing out to 40 feet depending on the day and where the fish are. Heavy bouncers and plain hooks with crawlers are working pretty well. Some anglers are also having success with leeches and minnows.

At Akaska, anglers are fishing in depths of 15-20 feet around the Swan Creek area, in the bay. The fish are there but a little work is necessary to get them. Crawlers and minnows are the current bait of choice.

At Gettysburg, anglers are still out and still catching fish. The smallmouth and walleye bite are good although the fish have moved deeper and are getting a bit more difficult to catch. Anglers are vertical jigging in 30 feet of water using minnows and crawlers. Anglers looking for catfish are doing well from shore back up in the creeks. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the bite is great, but can be spotty. Anglers are fishing in 25-40 feet using a variety of presentations. The salmon bite is doing a bit better with a few being caught but nothing spectacular at this point. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is decent. The 15-inch minimum is off until September 1. Fishing lower on Lake Sharpe around the Lower Brule area is very good right now with anglers using spinners and crawlers in 15-20 feet of water. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is decent. Depths are 10-20 feet with anglers using spinners and crawlers. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing can be spotty. High water and storm runoff are currently making things more difficult. The fish are still biting but finding them can be a challenge.  Anglers are using spinner/crawler rigs in 15-20 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty decent. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers in 9-19 feet of water along the points and in the bays. Pease Creek and South Scalp are popular spots. Walleye, bass, and catfish are coming in. Below the dam, fishing has slowed a little bit but is good from shore and fair from a boat. As a side note, highway 281 will be open by the end of the week.

 At Yankton, the fishing is alright. Anglers are using crawlers and minnows in 10-20 feet of water.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Loeb’s Lake Oahe Guide Service at 701-426-5832. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – August 12, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

We’re looking at a week of 70’s and 80’s with lots of sunshine. Passing storms in the last week or two have left some damage in their wake, but the fish are still biting. It’s almost time for school to start again, so consider planning a quick fishing getaway to the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Enjoy the beautiful weather and good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is great. Depths are anywhere from 15-25 feet of water, with some anglers fishing out to 40 feet depending on the day and where the fish are. Heavy bouncers and plain hooks with crawlers are working pretty well, with anglers pulling fast – around 1.5 mph. Some anglers are also having success with leeches and minnows.

At Akaska, anglers are fishing in depths of 15-20 feet around the Swan Creek area. Crawlers and minnows are the current bait of choice.

At Gettysburg, some areas were hit hard with hail. In spite of that, anglers are still out and still catching fish. The smallmouth and walleye bite are good. Anglers are vertical jigging in 30 feet of water using minnows and crawlers. Anglers looking for catfish are doing well from shore back up in the creeks. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the bite is great, but can be spotty. Anglers are fishing in 25-40 feet using a variety of presentations. The salmon bite is doing a bit better with a few being caught but nothing spectacular at this point. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is decent. The 15-inch minimum is off until September 1. Fishing lower on Lake Sharpe around the Lower Brule area is very good right now with anglers using spinners and crawlers in 13-19 feet of water. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is decent. Depths are 10-20 feet with anglers using spinners and crawlers. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing can be spotty. High water and storm runoff are currently making things more difficult. The fish are still biting but finding them can be a challenge.  Anglers are using spinner/crawler rigs in 15-20 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty decent. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers in 9-19 feet of water along the points and in the bays. Pease Creek and South Scalp are popular spots. Walleye, bass, and catfish are coming in. Below the dam, fishing has slowed a little bit but is good from shore and fair from a boat. 

 At Yankton, the fishing is pretty good. Minnows and crawlers are the bait of choice. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Loeb’s Lake Oahe Guide Service at 701-426-5832. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 22, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

This will be a week of 80’s and 90’s with lots of sun and maybe a few thunderstorms. Keep an eye on the weather, and enjoy the sunshine and fishing on the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Be sure to bring sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is decent. Depths are anywhere from 10-20 feet of water, with 15-17 feet of water being a fairly consistent sweet spot. Anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers, and some anglers are using crankbaits.  Anglers have to work a little for their limits but the fish are out there. 

At Akaska and south of town, anglers are using a lot of crankbaits. Depths are ranging from 10-15 feet of water.

At Gettysburg, anglers continue to bring in lots of nice limits. Spinners and crawlers or minnows are working well currently and some anglers are doing great pulling plugs. Anglers are fishing in depths of 10-15 feet. The smallmouth bite is picking up some, and lots of nice catfish are coming in too.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the fishing is good. There’s plenty of room for everyone. Anglers are fishing in 5-15 feet of water out to 20-30 feet, using all presentations. Lots of nice catfish and smallmouth are also being caught. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is pretty good. The 15-inch minimum is off until September 1. Anglers are catching lots of good eater size fish in 10-20 feet of water and using all presentations for fairly easy limits of walleye and some bass. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is pretty good. Depths are 10-20 feet with anglers using spinners and crawlers. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is pretty good. The hot weather has slowed things a little but the fish are still biting. Some sorting is necessary. Anglers are using spinner/crawler rigs in 15-20 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or leeches 10-15 feet of water along the points and in the bays. Whetstone Bay, North Wheeler, Pease Creek, South Scalp, and Joe Day Bay are all popular spots. Walleye, bass, and catfish are coming in. Below the dam, fishing has slowed a little bit but is still good from shore or boat. 

 At Yankton, the fishing is pretty good. Minnows and crawlers are the bait of choice. Anglers are fishing near the bubble in 10-15 feet of water.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Loeb’s Lake Oahe Guide Service at 701-426-5832. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 15, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

This will be a week of high 80’s and 90’s with lots of sun and maybe a few thunderstorms. Keep an eye on the weather, and enjoy the sunshine and fishing on the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Be sure to bring sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is pretty good. Depths are anywhere from 5-25 feet of water. Many anglers are using crankbaits or spinners and crawlers along the points. Hotter weather has the fish going somewhat deeper, making for a bit of searching but they are out there. 

At Akaska and south of town, crawlers are usually the bait of choice and some anglers are also pulling plugs. Depths are ranging from 20-30 feet with the warmer weather but some anglers are reporting finding fish in the 10-20 foot range as well.

At Gettysburg, anglers continue to bring in limits despite the heat. Early morning is the best time to go out before it gets too hot. It’s still a minnow bite, surprisingly, with some crawler/spinner rigs and some anglers are doing great pulling plugs. Anglers are fishing in depths of 10-25 feet. The smallmouth bite is picking up some, and many catfish are being caught right now also.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the fishing is good. Higher water makes room for boats to spread out. Anglers are fishing in 5-15 feet of water out to 20-30 feet, using all presentations. Lots of nice catfish and smallmouth are also being caught. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is pretty good. The 15-inch minimum is off until September 1. Anglers are catching lots of good eater size fish in 10-20 feet of water and using all presentations for fairly easy limits of walleye and some bass. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is pretty good. Depths are 10-20 feet with anglers using spinners and crawlers. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is pretty good. The hot weather has slowed things a little but the fish are still biting. Some sorting is necessary. Anglers are using spinner/crawler rigs in 15-20 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has slowed a little. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or pulling plugs in 15-25 feet of water along the points and in the bays. Walleye, bass, and catfish are coming in. Below the dam, fishing is also good from shore or boat. 

 At Yankton, the fishing is doing pretty well. Anglers are catching walleye and bass in 10-20 feet of water using mainly crawlers. 

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 8, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

This will be a week of 80’s and 90’s with lots of sun. Enjoy the sunshine and fish for some Missouri River walleye along with other species. Be sure to bring sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is very good. Right around Mobridge and right around Pollock is very good. Depths are anywhere from 5-25 feet of water, with 15-17 feet often being the sweet spot. Spinners and crawlers and some crankbaits continue to work well to bring in those walleye, and some really nice fish are coming in.

At Akaska, the fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using crawlers or leeches and also pulling plugs in 10-20 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg, anglers are bringing in limits. Shore fishing or boat fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 5-20 feet of water with all presentations working. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the fishing is very good. Higher water makes room for boats to spread out. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, using all presentations. Lots of nice northern, catfish, and smallmouth are being caught also. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is pretty good. The 15-inch minimum is off until September 1. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water on the flats and using all presentations for easy limits of walleye and some bass. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain the fishing is good. Anglers are using spinners and crawlers in 10-20 feet of water.

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is very good. Anglers are mainly using crankbaits in 6-10 feet of water. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or leeches in 15-25 feet of water along the points and in the bays. Pease Creek, Spring Creek, and Joe Day bay have all been excellent. Anglers are bringing in walleye and bass, and some catfish. Below the dam, fishing is also good from shore or boat. 

 At Yankton, the fishing is doing pretty well. Walleye and bass are biting and anglers are using mainly crawlers in 10-20 feet of water. Kids are enjoying fishing action at Lake Yankton and below the dam. 

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 1, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

This week’s weather is 80’s most of the week. Enjoy the Independence Day holiday and fish for some Missouri River walleye along with other species. Be sure to bring sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas the fishing is very good. All around Mobridge and up to Pollock is very good. Depths are anywhere from 10-25 feet of water. Bouncers and spinners with crawlers continue to work well to bring in those walleye, and some really nice fish are coming in.

At Akaska, the fishing is pretty good. Anglers are fishing on the points and in the bays in 10-20 feet of water, using mainly crawlers. 

At Gettysburg, lots of limits are coming in. Shore fishing or boat fishing is good. Anglers are using minnows, crawlers, leeches, or plugs in 10-25 feet of water. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is very good. Higher water elevations make more area to fish. Anglers are fishing in 10-30 feet of water, using all presentations. Lots of nice northern, catfish, and smallmouth are available as well. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is pretty good. The 15-inch minimum is off until September 1. Anglers are using spinners and crawlers in 10-20 feet of water. West Bend is a popular spot to go, especially for families with kids. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain the fishing is really good. Plenty of limits are coming in.  Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers in 10-20 feet of water. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is very good. Anglers are seeing lots of limits using spinners and crawlers in 10-25 feet of water. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is good although it’s a little tougher on the hot, hot days. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or leeches in 20 feet of water or less along the points and in the bays. Anglers are bringing in walleye and bass, and some catfish. Below the dam, fishing is also good from shore or boat with best times being early morning or evening. 

 At Yankton, after a slow spring, the fishing is picking up and doing pretty well. Walleye and bass are biting and anglers are using mainly crawlers in 10-20 feet of water. Some anglers are seeing success using crappie rigs with crawlers. Kids are enjoying fishing action at Lake Yankton and below the dam. 

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 24, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

This week’s weather is sunny and 90’s most of the week. Maybe it will finally feel like summer is actually here! This should be a great week to get out and try catching some Missouri River walleye along with other species. Be sure to bring sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water , and good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

If you have questions about which boat docks are open, check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks interactive Public Fishing Access map. To get there, go to https://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-areas/ and click on the link for Public Fishing Access Map. You do have to zoom in on certain areas to see the boat ramp icons and they are up-to-date.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas the fishing is really good. Right around Mobridge and up to Pollock is very good. Depths are anywhere from 12-20 feet of water, with 15-18 feet being the sweet spot for many anglers. Bouncers and spinners with crawlers are working well to bring in those walleye. 

At Akaska the walleye are biting in the bays. Anglers are fishing shallow in 5-10 feet of water, with all presentations currently working. Lots of good eater size fish are coming in. Northern are also being caught from the shore. 

At Gettysburg, the fishing is excellent. Some really nice smallmouths are coming in as well as lots of catfish. North and south of the bridge, anglers are spreading out and using all presentation in 10-20 feet of water. Shore fishing is great as well. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is very good. Higher water elevations make more area to fish. Bouncers or spinners and crawlers are working well for most anglers 10 feet of water or less. Bass and catfish are also biting, and the walleye are averaging 17 inches. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the bass and the walleye are biting well. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners and crawlers in 10-20 feet of water. West Bend area is going well, with some sorting necessary.  

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain the fishing is great. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or minnows. Plenty of limits are coming in.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is very good. Anglers are using bouncers and spinners with crawlers in 10-25 feet of water, and seeing lots of limits. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is very good. The water continues to go down. Pease Creek dock is in the water and open. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or leeches in 20 feet of water or less. From North Point to the Pumphouse is great fishing along the points and in the bays, with anglers catching lots of walleye and bass, and some catfish. Below the dam, fishing is also good from shore or boat with best times being early morning or evening. Many species of fish are being caught from crappie, to bass, to walleye, and more.

 At Yankton, after a slow spring, the fishing is picking up and doing pretty well. Walleye and bass are biting and anglers are using mainly crawlers in 5-15 feet of water. Some anglers are seeing success using crappie rigs with crawlers. Kids are enjoying fishing action at Lake Yankton and below the dam. 

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 11, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Temperatures should be in the 70’s and 80’s this week, making for some great fishing weather. Take advantage of the sun while it shines and get out on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. Be sure to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas the fishing is good. North of Mobridge and up to Pollock is very good. Depths are anywhere from 4-20 feet of water. Bouncers and spinners with crawlers are the set-up of choice for many anglers currently. 

At Akaska the walleye are biting in the bays and around Fiddler’s Pass. Anglers are fishing in 12-20 feet of water, with all presentations currently working. Lots of good eater size fish are coming in. Northern are also being caught from the shore. 

At Gettysburg, the fishing is excellent. Some really nice smallmouths are coming in as well as lots of catfish. From the bridge and to the north, anglers are using minnows and some crawlers in 3-10 feet of water. Shore fishing is great as well. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is great and there’s a lot of nice healthy, fat fish out there. There’s still some muddy water in places, but anglers are having good success catching limits in 5 feet of water or less out to 20 feet of water. Bouncers with spinners and crawlers are working best, with some anglers using minnows or leeches.  

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are catching walleye in 5-20 feet of water using bouncers/spinners and crawlers. Weather can still be a factor but the nice days coming up should make for great fishing. Limits of walleye and smallmouth are coming in as well as some northern and lots of catfish. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain the fishing is good. Anglers are using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or minnows in 5-20 feet of water. Lots of nice looking walleye coming in. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is very good. Lots of eater size walleye are being caught, with a little sorting. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-25 feet of water, using bouncers and minnows or crawlers. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty good. Anglers are fishing in 5-18 feet of water, using bouncers/spinners with crawlers or minnows. Between Burial Ground Bay and South Wheeler the bite is good in the bays. Boat ramps are open at St. Francis Bay, South Shore, and Prairie Dog Bay. Below the dam, fishing is also good from shore or boat with best times being early morning or evening. 

 At Yankton, the water is a bit muddy so more effort is required. Anglers using jigs and minnows, and some crawlers. The bite should pick up as the weather warms up.   

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 3, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Warm and sunny days are ahead this week! Take advantage of the sun while it shines and get out on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas the fishing is picking up when the weather warms up. North of Mobridge is a little better bite but the bite south of town is starting to pick up a little. Anglers are using jigs and minnows or bouncer/spinner/minnow.

At Akaska the walleye are biting in the bays. Anglers are using jigs and minnows in 20-40 feet of water. Northern are also being caught from the shore. Some of the water is a bit muddy in places but that’s clearing up.  

At Gettysburg, the fishing is good. Smallmouth, catfish, and northern are all biting well. Walleye are a little slower but that will pick up as the weather and the water warms up. Anglers are using jigs and minnows anywhere from shallow water out to 20-30 feet. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  limits of nice walleye are coming in along with some smallmouth bass. The water temperatures are warming up, but rainy weather is still a factor making some areas muddy. Northern and catfish are being caught in shallow water with smelt rigs. Pitching jigs to shore is working well for many anglers, along with bouncers and minnows or crawlers in 5-20 feet of water. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are catching walleye in 10-20 feet of water using bouncers and minnows or crawlers. Recent rains have caused some muddy water making Lake Sharpe a little more challenging but limits are still coming in.  Nice weather days are seeing limits of walleye, smallmouth, and catfish coming in. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain the fishing is good. On windy days anglers are pitching jigs towards the shore. On nicer days bouncers and minnows or crawlers are working in 15-25 feet of water. Some sorting is necessary but there are some nice fish out there. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is very good. Lots of smaller fish and keeper size are being caught, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from the 20-30 feet of water, using bouncers and minnows or crawlers. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the water is high but the fishing is still pretty good. Anglers are fishing in 13-25 feet of water, using jigs or bouncers and minnows. Between Spring Creek and North Wheeler the bite is good in the bays. Everything is coming in, from walleye and white bass to catfish. 

 At Yankton, the water is a bit muddy so more effort is required. Anglers using jigs and minnows, and some crawlers. The bite should pick up as the weather warms up.   

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – May 27, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

It’s more of the same with some rain in the forecast and also some sunny or partly sunny days coming up. Those good weather days will be so appreciated by everyone! Take advantage of the sun while it shines and get out on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas the fishing is picking up when the weather warms up. North of Mobridge is a little better bite but the bite south of town is starting to pick up a little. Anglers are using jigs and minnows or bouncer/spinner/minnow.

At Akaska the walleye are biting in the bays. Anglers are using jigs and minnows in 20-40 feet of water. Northern are also being caught from the shore. As the temperatures continue to heat up so will the fishing. 

At Gettysburg, anglers are starting to catch some walleye on the warm weather days. Depths are anywhere from 10-40 feet of water. All presentations are working. Some really nice northern are being caught as well.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  limits of walleye are coming in along with some smallmouth bass. The water temperatures are warming up, but rainy weather is still a factor. Northern and catfish are being caught in shallow water with smelt rigs. Some salmon action is happening along the face of the dam with anglers fishing in 20-40 feet of water. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are catching walleye and smallmouth in 10 feet of water or less using jigs or bouncers and minnows or crawlers. With the spawn pretty much over it’s getting easier to catch fish over 15 inches. Nice weather days are seeing limits of walleye, smallmouth, and catfish coming in. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain the fishing is good. On windy days anglers are pitching jigs towards the shore. On nicer days bouncers and minnows or crawlers are working in 20-30 feet of water. Some sorting is necessary but there are some nice fish out there. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is very good. Lots of smaller fish and keeper size are being caught, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from the 20-26 feet of water, using bouncers and crawlers or minnows. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the water is high but the fishing is still decent. Mainly, the weather needs to cooperate. Anglers are fishing in 25-30 feet of water, using jigs or bouncers and minnows or crawlers. Above Pease Creek is currently one of the best places to fish. Everything is coming in, from walleye and white bass to catfish. 

 At Yankton fishing continues to be slower due to weather. A few walleye are being caught off the wall, with anglers using jigs and minnows. The bite should pick up as the weather warms up.   

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Akaska Bait Shop in Akaska at 605-649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!

 

 

Fishing Update for  The Missouri River in South Dakota May 6, 2019

After a long winter it’s time to start planning your trip to the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. Spring is here and as the weather warms up and the water warms up, the fishing will just keep getting better. 

 

REMINDER: Help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge areas the fishing is picking up a bit, especially up in the Grand River, where water temperatures are a bit warmer. Anglers are using jigs and minnows in 10 feet of water or less. 

At Gettysburg some walleye are being caught from Swift Bird Creek to Red Rock, with anglers vertical jigging in 35-40 feet of water. A few northern and a few catfish are also being caught. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the water temperatures need to warm up a bit in order to get a good walleye bite going, but anglers are catching northern with smelt rigs or casting spoons. On warm weather days boat and shore fisherman are catching. Watch water conditions as there is still some runoff dirty water in some areas. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are catching bass and spawning walleye using jigs and minnows or pulling plugs in 10 feet of water or less. Shore and boat fisherman are having success on the nice weather days and water temps are in the 50’s making the walleye bite a bit stronger. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going fairly well. Anglers are fishing anywhere from the shoreline pitching jigs, out to around 30 feet with jigs and minnows or shiners.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is pretty decent. Some sorting is necessary with lots of smaller walleye but that looks good for the future. Anglers are pulling plugs or using jigs and minnows anywhere from the shoreline to 30 feet of water depending on the weather. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the weekend fishing was good. The tournament went really well, with fourteen teams bringing in 200 pounds of walleye. Anglers are fishing anywhere from White Swan on up, in 8-35 feet of water, using jigs and minnows and some crankbaits. Below the dam the fishing is good from shore or boat with plenty of walleye and bass.  

 At Yankton fishing is picking up some with anglers using jigs and minnows. 

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact Dakota Prairie Guide Service at 605-680-1910 or SD Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. 

Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!