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SD Missouri River Fishing Report June 11 2019

by SD Missouri River Tourism


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!