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SD Missouri River Fishing Report Sept 17 2018

Provided by: SD Missouri River Tourism


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

Provided by: South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

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Fishing Update for The Missouri River in South Dakota

The fishing report has concluded for this season and will return in April 2019. Have a great fall and winter, and get your pheasant hunting plans made! 

From the West Whitlock Recreation Area Facebook page: The salmon ladders are on at the West Whitlock Salmon Station. The first spawn of the season is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 3 around 9 a.m. HOWEVER - that depends if there are salmon! We should have an update on Tuesday, Oct. 2. so check back here for the latest information next week. www.facebook.com/WestWhitlock ​

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. ​

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.

 

 

SD MISSOURI RIVER FISHING/HUNTING REPORT – September 24, 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 are trending cooler, with some rainy days sprinkled in. The cooler night weather will hopefully kick up the fall bite. Pheasant hunting is coming up soon, but there’s still time to 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  the fishing is about the same as last week. North of Mobridge on the main lake, anglers are using bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners in 35-45 feet of water. Bouncers with minnows or crawlers in 10-15 feet of water are working well in the Grand River and Oak Creek.   

At Akaska the fishing is going well, especially around Swan Creek and the Moreau. Anglers are having success with minnows or crawler and spinners in 10-20 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is decent for salmon. Most anglers are fishing from shore for salmon using flicker shad. Game, Fish, and Parks is preparing to open the fish ladders, and spawning will take place every Wednesday in October. Anglers are fishing for walleye in the Stove Creek area, in 10-20 feet of water with live bait, and 20-40 feet pulling plugs. Catfish are biting as well. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing is decent with less boat traffic than below the dam. Bouncers with crawlers or minnows are working in 10-15 feet of water. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre anglers are continuing to catch limits, but the boat traffic is pretty heavy on the weekends. Consider planning a mid-week trip if possible.  Bouncers with minnows or crawlers are the bait of choice in 5-10 feet of water.  

Lake Francis Case 

 Around Chamberlain the fishing is getting better as the weather cools. There are plenty of fish, with some sorting necessary. Anglers are fishing anywhere from 10-20 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 fall bite is looking positive. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has slowed a bit due to high wind and rain, but water temperatures are cooling down, so look for more action soon. Anglers are having success fishing above the dam in around 20 feet. Anglers are using crawlers and minnows the most. Catfish are going great, with many hanging out right above the trees. A variety of fish are being caught 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 10-20 feet of water. Catfish are also biting well.  

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 – September 17, 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. 

 

Cooler temperatures are the theme this week. It’s time to start thinking about pheasant hunting, but there’s still time to get out on the Missouri River in central South Dakota.  Sunscreen, fly spray, and plenty of water will continue to provide for a more comfortable experience. 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 about the same as last week. North of Mobridge on the main lake, anglers are using bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners in 35-50 feet of water. The Grand River and Oak Creek area are popular areas currently, with anglers fishing 8-15 feet of water using bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners or crankbaits.  

At Akaska the fishing is going well, especially around Swan Creek and the Moreau. Anglers are having success with minnows or crawler and spinners in around 10 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is decent for salmon. Most anglers are fishing from shore for salmon using flicker shad. Anglers are fishing for walleye in the Stove Creek area, in 10-20 feet of water with live bait, and 20-40 feet pulling plugs. Catfish are biting as well. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing has been decent. Leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 10-25 feet of water. The bite seems to get a bit tougher after noon, so plan to head out in the morning. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is back on. Anglers are having success with crawler/spinner rigs or minnow rigs in around 10-30 feet of water on the ridgelines. West Bend is a little tougher with the 15 inch limit back in place, but the river below Pierre is still doing pretty well. 

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 10-20 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 15-20 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has slowed a bit due to high wind and rain, but water temperatures are cooling down, so look for more action soon. Anglers are having success fishing above the dam in around 20 feet. Anglers are using crawlers and minnows the most. Catfish are going great, with many hanging out right above the trees. A variety of fish are being caught 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. Catfish are also biting well.  

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 – September 10, 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 week will be plenty warm with temperatures in the upper 80’s and 90’s. There should be plenty of great weather to get on the Missouri River in central South Dakota.  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 has slowed some. North of Mobridge on the main lake, anglers are using bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners in 25-45 feet of water. The Grand River and Oak Creek area are popular areas currently, with anglers fishing 8-12 feet of water using bottom bouncers with crawlers and spinners.  

At Akaska the fishing is going well, especially around Swan Creek. Anglers are having success with minnows and spinners in around 10-20 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is decent and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water with live bait, and 20-40 feet pulling plugs. Walleye, catfish, and salmon are all biting well, and some really nice looking salmon have been caught in the last week. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the fishing has been decent. Leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 10-25 feet of water. The bite seems to get a bit tougher after noon, so plan to head out in the morning. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is back on. Anglers are having success with crawler/spinner rigs or minnow rigs in around 10-30 feet of water on the ridgelines. West Bend is a little tougher with the 15 inch limit back in place, but the river below Pierre is still doing pretty well. 

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 15-18 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 15-20 feet of water, and using bouncers with minnows or crawlers. Smallmouth and crappie are also being caught. 

In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing has slowed a bit, but water temperatures are cooling down, so look for more action. Anglers are having success fishing in 10-15 feet. Anglers are using crawlers and minnows the most. Catfish are going great, with many hanging out right above the trees. A lot of nice walleye are coming in from 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.  

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 – August 31, 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. 

 

Happy Labor Day Weekend! This is a great time to get on the Missouri River in South Dakota and make some memories with friends and family. 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 has slowed some. 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 25-40 feet in the main channel, and 5-25 feet in the tributaries. 

At Akaska the fishing is going well. Anglers are having success with minnows and spinners in around 10-20 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is decent and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water with live bait, and 20-40 feet pulling plugs. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the bite has been pretty consistent. Leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 14-20 feet of water. The bite seems to get a bit tougher after noon, so plan to head out in the morning. 

Lake Sharpe 

Around Pierre/Fort Pierre the 15-inch limit is off until tomorrow, September 1. Anglers are having success with bouncers and crawlers, leeches, or minnows in around 10-30 feet of water on the ridgelines. West Bend is going great with anglers using minnows/crawlers/leeches with bouncers or pulling plugs/snap weights deeper. 

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 20-35 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 15-25 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 slowed a bit, but water temperatures are cooling down, so look for more action. Anglers are having success fishing in 10-15 feet. Crawlers and minnows are the current bait of choice. 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 25-35 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 – August 27, 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 week will see temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s along with some potentially stormy weather. This is the time of year when fishing gets a little tougher and requires a little more patience. 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 has slowed some. 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 25-40 feet in the main channel, and 5-25 feet in the tributaries. 

At Akaska the fishing is going well. Many anglers are finding success in the Swan Creek area. Crawlers are the best bait, with some anglers also pulling plugs, in 20-35 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is decent and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing in 10-20 feet of water with live bait, and 20-40 feet pulling plugs. 

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the bite has been pretty consistent. Leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 14-20 feet of water. The bite seems to get a bit tougher after noon, so plan to head out in the morning. 

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 10-30 feet of water on the ridgelines. Some nice catfish are being caught, and West Bend is still going strong. 

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 20-35 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 20-33 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 slowed a bit. Anglers are having success fishing in around 30 feet. Crawlers and minnows are the current bait of choice. 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 25-40 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 – August 20, 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. 

 

Temps this week will start in the 70’s, and end up in the low 90’s by the end of the week. This is the time of year when fishing gets a little tougher and requires a little more patience. 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 20-40 feet in the main channel, and 10-20 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 18-40 feet of water. 

At Gettysburg the bite is decent and the fish are healthy and fat. Anglers are fishing five to ten miles north of town in 20-40 feet of water. Crawlers are the current bait of choice. Some anglers are finding nice walleye in the weeds, in about 4 feet of water, so don’t be afraid to check those areas out as well.  

Around Spring CreekCow Creek  the summer bite has been pretty consistent. Leeches, crawlers, and plugs are all working in 14-20 feet of water. Some salmon in the 25-28 pound range are being caught in around 80 feet of water. 

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 10-30 feet of water. Some anglers are also pulling plugs. West Bend is still putting out a lot of eater limits. 

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 20-30 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 20-35 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 slowed a bit. Anglers are having success fishing in around 30 feet. Crawlers and minnows are the current bait of choice. 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 – 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.

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