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SD Missouri River Fishing Report August 6 2018

Provided by: SD Missouri River Tourism


SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – August 6, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about high water and flooding. While there is some high water on the reservoirs, we are not flooding. If you have questions, give us a call at 605-224-4617 or send us an email at info@sdmissouririver.com and we’ll be happy to help!
If you have questions about dock access on any part of the Missouri River in Central South Dakota, you can
check out this map from Game, Fish & Parks at https://gfp.sd.gov/maps/. Click on the Public Fishing Access map. Zoom in on the area you’re interested in to see dock access information. 

 

This upcoming week will be nice and warm – great sunny weather for being on the river. Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water for a more comfortable time. 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  the fishing is still decent. North of Mobridge around 10-12 miles, up in the Grand River and Oak Creek area seems to be the best right now.  Bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners are working in 25-45 feet in the main channel, and 15-20 feet in the tributaries. 

At Akaska the fishing is going really well. Many anglers are finding success in the Swan Creek area. Crawlers are the best bait, with some anglers also pulling plugs, in 30-35 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite has slowed a bit with the rain coming through, but the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing five to ten miles north of town in 30-40 feet of water, and finding the bigger fish in the deeper water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice.  Many nice smallmouth are coming in as well.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the summer bite has been pretty consistent. Minnows, leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 25-40 feet of water. Some anglers are also bringing in salmon, using squid. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off from now until September 1. Anglers are having success with bouncers and crawlers, leeches, or minnows in around 25-40 feet of water. Some anglers are also pulling plugs. The fishing at West Bend is excellent, and anglers after bigger fish are fishing the submerged trees.  

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing has slowed down a little. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 10-30 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Many anglers are fishing in the Big Bend Dam area, and catching catfish, white bass, and some walleye in the fast water. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing has slowed down some. Anglers are fishing in 15-35 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 25-35 feet, with big leeches working best, and some anglers using crawlers as well. Whetstone down to White Swan has been great. North Shore and South Shore have also been good areas.  A lot of nice, healthy looking catfish are being caught above and below the dam. 

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are catching lots of white bass and walleye out on the lake, and bluegill and crappie around the marina. Many are using crawlers and leeches with bouncers and spinners in 20-30 feet of water. Some anglers are also having success pulling plugs.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 30, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about high water and flooding. While there is some high water on the reservoirs, we are not flooding. If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help!
If you have questions about dock access on any part of the Missouri River in Central South Dakota, you can
check out this map. Zoom in on the area you’re interested in to see dock access information. 

It’s going to be a hot one, especially towards the end of the week. Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water for a more comfortable time. 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  the fishing is really good. North of Mobridge, up in the Grand River and Oak Creek area seems to be the best right now.  Bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners are working in 20-25 feet in the main channel, and 5-15 feet in the Grand and Oak Creek. 

At Akaska the fishing is going really well. Many anglers are going a bit further north in the Moreau. Crawlers, leeches, and pulling plugs are working best in about 30 feet of water.  

At Gettysburg the bite is great, and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 15-35 feet of water, and finding the bigger fish in the deeper water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice.  Many nice smallmouth are coming in as well, along with catfish.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the summer bite has been pretty consistent. Minnows, leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 20-35 feet of water. Some anglers are also bringing in salmon, using squid. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off from now until September 1. Anglers are having success with bouncers and crawlers, leeches, or minnows in around 20-35 feet of water. Some anglers are also pulling plugs. The fishing at West Bend is excellent, and anglers after bigger fish are fishing the submerged trees.  

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing has slowed down a little. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-27 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Many anglers are fishing in the Big Bend Dam area, and catching catfish, white bass, and some walleye in the fast water. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing has slowed down some. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 20-30 feet, with big leeches working best, and some anglers using crawlers as well. Whetstone down to White Swan has been great. North Shore and South Shore have also been good areas.  A lot of nice, healthy looking catfish are being caught above and below the dam. 

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are catching lots of white bass and walleye out on the lake, and bluegill and crappie around the marina. Many are using crawlers and leeches with bouncers and spinners in 15-25 feet of water. Some anglers are also having success pulling plugs.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 23, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about high water and flooding. While there is some high water on the reservoirs, we are not flooding. If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help!
If you have questions about dock access on any part of the Missouri River in Central South Dakota, you can
check out this map. Zoom in on the area you’re interested in to see dock access information. 

 

This week brings temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s which should make for great fishing weather. Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water for a more comfortable time. 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  the fishing is really good. North of Mobridge, up in the Grand River and Oak Creek area seems to be the best right now.  Bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners are working in 20-25 feet in the main channel, and 5-15 feet in the Grand and Oak Creek. 

At Akaska the fishing is great with lots of limits coming in. Many anglers are going a bit further north in the Moreau. Crawlers, leeches, and pulling plugs are working best in 10-12 feet of water.  

At Gettysburg the bite is great, and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and finding the bigger fish in the deeper water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice.  Many nice smallmouth are coming in as well, along with catfish.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the summer bite has been pretty consistent. Minnows, leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 20-35 feet of water. Some anglers are also fishing in 10 feet of water or less along the shale banks. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off from now until September 1. Anglers are having success with all presentations in around 20-35 feet of water. The fishing at West Bend is excellent, and anglers after bigger fish are fishing the submerged trees.  

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is good. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-27 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Many anglers are fishing in the Big Bend Dam area, and catching catfish, white bass, and some walleye in the fast water. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 20-30 feet, with big leeches working best, and some anglers using crawlers as well. Whetstone down to White Swan has been great. North Shore and South Shore have also been good areas.  A lot of nice, healthy looking catfish are being caught above and below the dam. 

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are catching lots of white bass and walleye out on the lake, and bluegill and crappie around the marina. Many are using crawlers and leeches with bouncers and spinners in 15-25 feet of water. Some anglers are also having success pulling plugs.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 16, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about high water and flooding. While there is some high water on the reservoirs, we are not flooding. If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help!
If you have questions about dock access on any part of the Missouri River in Central South Dakota, you can
check out this map. Zoom in on the area you’re interested in too see dock access information. 

 

This week brings temperatures in the 80’s, so it should be lovely on the water. Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water, as this is the time of year that those things are becoming necessary. 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  the fishing is pretty good. Right around Mobridge and south of town seems to be the best.  Anglers are seeing lots of numbers, with a little sorting. Bottom bouncers with crawlers and Lindy rigs or spinners are working in 8-15 feet of water. 

At Akaska the fishing is great with lots of limits coming in. Many anglers are going a bit further north in the Moreau. Best baits are crawlers and leeches in 10-12 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is great, and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and finding the bigger fish in the deeper water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice.  Many nice smallmouth are coming in as well, along with catfish.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the summer bite has been pretty consistent. Minnows, leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 15-30 feet of water. Some anglers are also fishing in 10 feet of water or less along the shale banks. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off from now until September 1. Anglers are having success with all presentations in around 20 feet of water. The fishing at West Bend is excellent, and anglers after bigger fish are fishing the submerged trees.  

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 10-20 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Some anglers are pulling plugs.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 25-30 feet, with big leeches working best, and some anglers using crawlers as well. Whetstone down to White Swan has been great. North Shore and South Shore have also been good areas.  A lot of nice, healthy looking catfish are being caught above and below the dam. 

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are catching lots of white bass and walleye out on the lake, and bluegill and crappie around the marina. Many are using crawlers and leeches with bouncers and spinners in 15-25 feet of water. Some anglers are also having success pulling plugs.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 9, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about high water and flooding. While there is some high water on the reservoirs, we are not flooding. The fish are staying shallow due to the increased flow of cold water, and that is making the fishing great! If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email. We’ll be happy to answer your questions!

 

Temperatures this week will range from the mid 80’s to the low 90’s. Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water, as this is the time of year that those things are becoming necessary. Happy Independence Day, 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.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge  the fishing is pretty good. Right around Mobridge and south of town seems to be the best.  Anglers are seeing lots of numbers, with a little sorting. Bottom bouncers with crawlers and Lindy rigs or spinners are working in 8-15 feet of water. 

At Akaska the fishing is great with lots of limits coming in. Anglers are having success in around 10-20 feet of water, using mostly crawlers.

At Gettysburg the bite is great, and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and finding the bigger fish in the deeper water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice.  Many nice smallmouth are coming in as well, along with catfish.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is going well. Most anglers are fishing in around 10-30 feet of water. Crawlers, minnows, leeches, and pulling plugs are all working right now. The Bassmasters Elite Series tournament was a great success, with Mark Daniels, Jr. being named the champion. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off from now until September 1. The bite is good in 5-10 feet of water along the shallow flats. Anglers are using bouncers, spinners and crawlers. Closer to the Big Bend Dam, the depths are 25-30 feet. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 15-20 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Some anglers are pulling plugs.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 20-28 feet, with big leeches working best, and some anglers using crawlers as well. Whetstone down to White Swan has been great. North Shore and South Shore have also been good areas.  Fishing below the dam has picked up along the sea wall. A lot of bait balls are surfacing too, which is neat to see. 

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are catching lots of bass and walleye out on the lake, and bluegill and crappie around the marina. Many are using crawlers and leeches with bouncers and spinners. Some anglers are also having success pulling plugs.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – July 1, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about high water and flooding. While there is some high water on the reservoirs, we are not flooding. The fish are staying shallow due to the increased flow of cold water, and that is making the fishing great! See below the fishing report for some information from SD Game, Fish & Parks regarding high water impacts. If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email. We’ll be happy to answer your questions!

 

Temperatures this week will range from the mid 80’s to the low 90’s. Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water, as this is the time of year that those things are becoming necessary. Happy Independence Day, 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.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge  the fishing is pretty good. Right around Mobridge and south of town seems to be the best.  Anglers are seeing lots of numbers, with a little sorting. Bottom bouncers with crawlers and Lindy rigs or spinners are working in 8-15 feet of water. 

At Akaska the fishing is great with lots of limits coming in. Anglers are having success in around 10-20 feet of water, using mostly crawlers.

At Gettysburg the bite is great, and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 4-16 feet of water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice, with a few anglers using leeches and minnows.  Many nice smallmouth are coming in as well, along with a few northerns and catfish.

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is going well. Most anglers are fishing in around 10-30 feet of water. Crawlers, minnows, leeches, and pulling plugs are all working right now. There is a lot of boat traffic with the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament that is going on through this afternoon. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off from now until September 1. The bite is good in the stilling basin. West Bend is also a reliable place to go for great fishing action. Most anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers along the bluffs. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-15 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Some anglers are pulling plugs.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 5-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 15-34 feet, with crawlers working best. Pulling plugs is also working. White Swan and Pease Creek are great areas. Shore fishing below the dam has slowed with slower/no water releases. A lot of crappies are being caught in the bays.

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using crawlers and leeches with bouncers and spinners in around 10 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 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

High Water Impacts Boating, Swimming Facilities on Lake Francis Case

June 29, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – According to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), rising water on Lake Francis Case is impacting facilities in state parks and recreation areas along the Missouri River.

The following areas in Charles Mix and Gregory counties are affected.

At North Point Recreation Area, the North Point Bay boat ramp will be useable in a limited capacity. Boaters may launch off the boat ramp parking lot through July 1. Beginning July 2, boaters should use St. Francis and Prairie Dog Bay boat ramps. The boater pump out station will temporarily be unavailable.

Portions of the bike trail are expected to be underwater at North Point and trail users may have to detour around sections of the path. All swimming beaches will have a limited amount of space. Campsites are not expected to be impacted.

Beaches at Pease Creek Recreation Area and South Shore Lakeside Use Area will have limited use space.

Whetstone Lakeside Use Area’s main boat ramp will be closed. A high water ramp is available on the north side of the main boat ramp parking lot.

The boat ramp at White Swan Lakeside Use Area will be usable in a limited capacity. Boaters may need to launch off the boat ramp parking lot.

Use will also be limited at the Snake Creek Recreation Area’s main boat ramp. A high water ramp is available south of the primary ramp if reservoir elevations allow. Beach areas at Snake Creek may not be available.

Conditions are subject to change with additional rainfall.

For more information, contact North Point Recreation Area at 605.487.7046 or Snake Creek Recreation Area at 605.337.2587

-GFP-

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 25, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Temperatures this week will range from the 70’s to the 90’s, which means many beautiful days to get on the Missouri River in Central SD.  Remember sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water, as this is the time of year that those things are becoming necessary. As always, be aware of weather, stay safe, 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.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge  the fishing is pretty good. Scattered storms slowed things down a little, but the bite has bounced right back. Right around Mobridge and north of town is good.  Anglers are seeing lots of numbers, with a little sorting. Bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners are working in 10-20 feet of water. 

At Akaska the fishing is great with lots of limits coming in. Anglers are having success in around 8-12 feet of water, with some fish being deeper. Crawlers are currently the bait of choice.

At Gettysburg the bite is good. Anglers are fishing from Dodge Draw down to Sutton Bay with good luck.  All presentations are working in 4-14 feet out to 25 feet.  A lot of smallmouth are also being picked up. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is going well. Most anglers are fishing in 10-15 feet of water, with some having better luck out to 25-30 feet. Crawlers, minnows, leeches, and pulling plugs are all working right now. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the bite is good in the stilling basin. West Bend is also a reliable place to go for great fishing action. Most anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers along the bluffs. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-15 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Some anglers are pulling plugs.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 5-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been good. Anglers are having success fishing in 20-25 feet, with crawlers working best. Pulling plugs is also working. Campbell Creek, North Wheeler, South Scalp, and Pease Creek are great areas. Shore fishing below the dam has slowed with slower/no water releases. A lot of crappies are being caught in the bays.

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using crawlers and some minnows, and bringing in lots of walleye, smallmouth, and catfish.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 18, 2018

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Weather this week will be in the mid-70’s with some scattered rain. There should still be plenty of opportunities to catch a limit on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. As always, be aware of weather, stay safe, 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.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge  the fishing is pretty good. Some of the weather moving through slowed things down a little, but the bite is still good. Right around Mobridge, and north or south of town is good.  Anglers are seeing lots of numbers, with a little sorting. Bottom bouncers with crawlers or leeches and spinners are working in 10-20 feet of water. 

At Akaska the fishing is good even with a little slowdown due to weather. Anglers are having success in the Moreau, in around 12 feet of water. All baits seem to be working well right now.  

At Gettysburg the bite is good. Anglers are fishing from Dodge Draw down to Sutton Bay with good luck.  All presentations are working in shallow water - approximately 4-8 feet.  A lot of smallmouth are also being picked up. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the walleye bite is picking up. Anglers are finding most baits working in 5-10 feet of water, out to 14-20 feet. Lots of limits of walleye and bass coming in, and the northern and catfish are biting as well.  

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the bite is good. The West Bend area is full of action. Anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. Anglers are also fishing the bluffs and the Antelope Creek and Farm Island flats. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-15 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Some anglers are pulling plugs.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 5-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been very good. The heat slowed things down a little, but anglers are having success fishing in 20-25 feet, with crawlers working best. White Swan, Pease Creek, and North Wheeler are great areas. Shore fishing is going well above and below the dam. A lot of crappies are being caught in the bays.

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using crawlers and some minnows, and bringing in lots of walleye, smallmouth, and catfish.  

For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668 or Akaska Bait Shop 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 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!

 

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 11, 2018

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

This week will start off a little cooler and warm up towards the end of the week. There are a few scattered storms in the forecast for midweek. As always, be safe on the 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.

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge  the fishing is good. Right around Mobridge, and north of town is really good, and south of town is picking up a little.  Anglers are seeing lots of numbers, with a little sorting. Bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners are working in 5-15 feet of water. 

At Akaska the fishing is good with lots of limits coming in! Anglers are having success in the Moreau, in the bays, and from shore, in just about any depth. Most anglers are using crawlers, with a few using leeches.  

At Gettysburg the water is warming up and the fishing is excellent.  All presentations are working in approximately 7-15 feet of water.  

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is heating up. The Cheyenne is going well, with anglers using crawlers and bouncers.  On the lower part of the lake, anglers are using bouncers and minnows. Lots of limits of walleye and bass coming in, and the northern and catfish are biting as well.  

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are having success along the bluffs, as well as the Farm Island flats, and the Antelope Creek flats. The West Bend area is also full of action with fish everywhere. Anglers are using crawlers and bouncers. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 5-15 feet, using spinners and crawlers. Some anglers are pulling plugs.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 5-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been very good. The storms put a temporary damper on things, but anglers are back in action, fishing in 8-25 feet, with all presentations working from White Swan to Pease Creek to North Wheeler. Shore fishing is going well in Svatos Bay, Pease Creek and White Swan. Some anglers are pulling plugs in the pumphouse and Whetstone areas.  Catfish, smallmouth, and walleye are being caught around the mud flats, points, and bays, along with crappies and bluegill. Lots of limits of nice, fat, healthy fish coming in. 

 At Yankton fishing is pretty good. Anglers are using crawlers and some minnows, and bringing in lots of walleye, smallmouth, and catfish.  

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!

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – June 4, 2018

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Once again we’ll have beautiful weather with a few scattered storms towards the end of the week. Be safe and have some fun on the Missouri River in Central South Dakot.  Get out there, 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.

 

 

Lake Oahe

In the Pollock and Mobridge  the bite is on! Right around Mobridge, and north of town is really good, and south of town is picking up a little.  Bottom bouncers with crawlers, leeches, or minnows are working in 3-10 feet of water. Some anglers are also using crankbaits.  

At Akaska the fishing is good with lots of limits coming in! Anglers are having success in the Moreau, in the bays, and from shore, with all presentations working. 

At Gettysburg the fishing is excellent.  Most anglers are heading north around Whitlock Bay, with some anglers having success south in the Stove Creek area. Depths are anywhere from 7-15 feet with anglers using crawlers, minnows, and leeches. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is heating up. The Cheyenne is going well, with anglers using crawlers and bouncers.  On the lower part of the lake, lots of limits of walleye and bass coming in, and the northern and catfish are biting as well. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are having success along the bluffs, as well as the Farm Island flats, and the Antelope Creek flats. The West Bend area is also full of action with fish everywhere. Anglers are using crawlers and bouncers. 

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is going very well. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 11-22 feet, using bouncers, spinners, and crawlers or minnows, or pulling plugs. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is good. Anglers are fishing in 5-25 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Some anglers are using crankbaits. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has been very good. Anglers are fishing in 5-20 feet, with all presentations working. Some anglers are also casting toward shore with good luck.  Catfish, smallmouth, and walleye are being caught around the mud flats, points, and bays. Pease Creek, North Wheeler, Whetstone, and the pumphouse are all great spots to try. Lots of limits of nice, fat, healthy fish coming in. 

 At Yankton fishing is good. Lots of catfish are being caught at the wall, and just down from the wall, anglers are having success with walleye. 

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!

 

 

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – May 28, 2018

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Temperatures will be warm this week, with some scattered storms. Pay attention to the weather when you’re on the water and be safe. There should still be plenty of time to enjoy being on the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Get out there, 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.