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!

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 areas, 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 Creek and Cow 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 ten feet of water or less along the shale banks.

Lake Sharpe

Around Pierre and 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.

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.

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!


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