Lake Oahe MWC Day1am
Under clear but breezy conditions, more than 300 anglers took off this morning.The overnight storms didn't dampen the hopes of the teams participating in the combined Cabela's MWC and Cabela's Regional Walleye Championship.
The anglers are in search of walleye, sauger, and saugeye. Each team is allowed to bring five fish to the scales. Each angler may keep one fish over 20" so a combination of two over 20" and three just under 20" would be ideal. Talking with numerous teams, it appears that the "over" fish have not been a problem catching in prefishing. The tough part has been catching fish under 20" but longer than 15".The general consensus is that it will take 12-14 pounds per day to win this event.
I saw many rods set up for bottom bouncers. Some say leeches are the best bait while others swear on crawlers, and/or minnows. Artificials such as Gulp are also being used by a good number of teams.
Weigh in will begin at 3:00 both today and tomorrow. Activities will be at the Spring Creek Resort. Spring Creek Resort is located 18 miles west of Pierre SD on Hwy 1804.