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SD Missouri River Fishing Report Oct 7 2019

by SD Missouri River Tourism


SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – October 7, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

The weather this week looks nice for a couple days (Monday and Tuesday) and then some much colder temperatures beyond that. The next day or two will be the time to get on the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Check out https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/ for up to date information on road conditions. The report hasn’t changed a whole lot from last week, with a lot of anglers just trying to spend some time on the water before the forecasted snow. Good luck catching and stay warm!

    

REMINDER: Help slow the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on how you can help. 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 has slowed some. The fish are there, but anglers have to put in some work for a limit. Depths are anywhere from 20 – 45 feet with anglers using bouncers/spinners/crawlers or crankbaits. 

At Akaska, the rainy weather has slowed the fishing down. Anglers that are going out are using minnows and crawlers in 15-25 feet of water.

At Gettysburg, the fishing is decent. Smallmouth, catfish, and northern are biting and some walleye are coming in as well. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water, using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. A few salmon are being caught from boat and shore, but the water temperatures still need to drop some for the bite to really pick up. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the fall bite is starting. Anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers in 10-20 feet of water.  

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is decent. Anglers are fishing in 5-15 feet of water using spinners and crawlers, and some minnows.

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is starting to pick up. Depths are around 10-20 feet of water with anglers using spinners and crawlers to bring in some nice fish.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is picking up a bit. Anglers are using crankbaits to bring in some great, healthy looking fish in 24-30 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is fair. Anglers are fishing in 9-29 feet of water using mainly crawlers with some anglers pulling plugs. Pease Creek is seeing anglers casting to shore and bringing in walleye, smallmouth, and crappie. There’s also always good fishing pulling plugs by the cedar trees in front of White Swan. Shore fishing is going pretty well above and below the dam with anglers catching walleye, smallmouth, and catfish.

 At Yankton, the fishing is decent. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water using crawlers and minnows. Paddlefish snagging season has started, and with that and the current water conditions in mind, here is some information from the US Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Dam: 

Paddlefish snagging has begun and record high water releases of 80,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) or above will create hazardous conditions on the river for the entire month of October. These conditions exist not only for boaters, but also for those on the shore. LIFE JACKETS SHOULD BE WORN BY EVERYONE IN BOATS AND ON THE SHORE.

On the shoreline:
* Use extra caution walking on the rock - water level is up to
a very steep part of the rock
* Rock can be very slippery - Watch your footing
* Turbulent water can cause rock to shift without warning

In boats:
* Don't anchor your boat - turbulent water can quickly pull a
boat under
* All boats MUST stay downstream of restricted signs -
there will be ZERO TOLERANCE of boats going upstream
of signs
* Conservation officers and park rangers will be closely
monitoring the area and violators will be subject to
citations and/or removal from the river.

Your safety is OUR concern, but YOUR responsibility. Play it safe on the river during this paddlefish season and remember, it’s never worth risking your life for a fish!

 

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 – September 30, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

 

Temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s will fill this week. As the temperatures drop the fall bite will pick up. Watch the weather – some rainy days are in the forecast – and enjoy some time on the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Check out https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/ for up to date information on road conditions. Good luck catching!

 

REMINDER: Help slow the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on how you can help. 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 has slowed some. The fish are there, but anglers have to put in some work for a limit. Depths are anywhere from 20 – 45 feet with anglers using bouncers/spinners/crawlers or crankbaits. 

At Akaska, the rainy weather has slowed the fishing down. Anglers that are going out are using minnows and crawlers in 15-25 feet of water.

At Gettysburg, the fishing is decent. Smallmouth, catfish, and northern are biting and some walleye are coming in as well. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water, using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. A few salmon are being caught from boat and shore, but the water temperatures still need to drop some for the bite to really pick up. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the fall bite is starting. Anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers in 10-20 feet of water.  

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is decent. Anglers are fishing in 5-15 feet of water using spinners and crawlers, and some minnows.

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is starting to pick up. Depths are around 10-20 feet of water with anglers using spinners and crawlers to bring in some nice fish.  

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is picking up a bit. Anglers are bringing in some great, healthy looking fish using spinner/crawler rigs or pulling plugs in 24-30 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is fair. Anglers are fishing in 10-25 feet of water using mainly crawlers and some minnows to bring in some nice, fat fish. Pease Creek, South Scalp, North Wheeler, and Whetstone Bay are popular spots. North Point boat dock is back in. Shore fishing is going pretty well above and below the dam with anglers catching walleye, smallmouth, and catfish.

 At Yankton, the fishing is decent. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water using crawlers and minnows. Paddlefish snagging season is about to start as well, and with that and the current water conditions in mind, here is some information from the US Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Dam: 

Paddlefish snagging starts Tuesday and record high water releases of 80,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) or above will create hazardous conditions on the river for the entire month of October. These conditions exist not only for boaters, but also for those on the shore. LIFE JACKETS SHOULD BE WORN BY EVERYONE IN BOATS AND ON THE SHORE.

On the shoreline:
* Use extra caution walking on the rock - water level is up to
a very steep part of the rock
* Rock can be very slippery - Watch your footing
* Turbulent water can cause rock to shift without warning

In boats:
* Don't anchor your boat - turbulent water can quickly pull a
boat under
* All boats MUST stay downstream of restricted signs -
there will be ZERO TOLERANCE of boats going upstream
of signs
* Conservation officers and park rangers will be closely
monitoring the area and violators will be subject to
citations and/or removal from the river.

Your safety is OUR concern, but YOUR responsibility. Play it safe on the river during this paddlefish season and remember, it’s never worth risking your life for a fish!

 

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 – September 23, 2019

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

With the official start of fall, temperatures are mostly lower this week in the 60’s and 70’s. The fall bite is starting and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the Missouri River in central South Dakota. Check out https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/ for up to date information on road conditions. 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 steady. Anglers are using spinners and crawlers or crankbaits in 10-20 feet of water. 

At Akaska, the fishing is decent. Anglers are fishing in depths of 10-20 feet around the Swan Creek area. The bait of choice is crawlers and some minnows.

At Gettysburg, walleye fishing is decent. A few salmon are being caught from boat and shore. Anglers are also catching walleye in 10-15 feet of water using spinners and crawlers. Smallmouth and catfish are coming in as well. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek the bite is getting a little better. Depth is about 20 feet of water, with anglers using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is picking up. Anglers are using crawlers and some minnows and fishing in 5-10 feet of water. 

Lake Francis Case 

Around Chamberlain, the fishing is decent. Some smallmouth are being caught along with good eater size walleye. Anglers are mainly using spinners and crawlers in 10-20 feet of water. 

On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing can be spotty. Storm runoff and high water are making things a bit tougher. The fish are still biting but finding them can be a challenge.  Anglers are using spinner/crawler rigs in 10-20 feet of water.  

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has slowed some due to the high water. Anglers are using catching lots of catfish with ease. Some walleye are being caught pulling plugs over the trees. Whetstone and North Point docks have been pulled.  Below the dam, fishing has slowed a little bit but is good from shore and fair from a boat. 

 At Yankton, the fishing is slower with all the weather going through.  Anglers are using crawlers and minnows in 5-15 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 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 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

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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 excellen