June 29th to July 1st Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
I along with Dave Spaid, Scott Van Lyre and Larry Porter guided the Paul Jacobsen group of 12 to three great day's of fishing sending them home to the Omaha area with possession limits of 96 walleye to eight lbs. and lots of northern pike and smallmouth bass. Jeff Gamm and father in law Bill Mcvey along with there sons and grandsons Chris and John, Paul Jacobsen and sons Alex, Nick, and Cory,and Joe Moylan and Sons Matt and Clint all from the Elkhorn Valley, Omaha area just plain caught at least 50 to 60 walleye a day releasing all the smaller fish and keeping at least a 17 inch avg size walleye with two 28 inchers (mounting one) along with possession limits of all there over 20 inch fish. They are all repeat customers of mine and have had many great fishing trips to Oahe over the years but they all thought that this one was if not the best one it was in the top 3. Just as great a family group as I have and all of us guides really enjoyed fishing with them. Great weather and just super fishing. We guided this group from the Cow Creek area of Oahe to the Cheyenne river area catching fish on spinner/crawler rigs in 12 fow to leeches/minnows on bottom bouncer rigs out to 35 fow It seemed like we caught more of the over fish in deeper water but caught most of the northern pike in shallower water. The fish are just all over and the harvest of walleye on Oahe is going at what may end up being almost a record harvest. This is probably very good as big spawns coupled with loss of bait with the record releases last year favor a reduction of the number of mouths in the lake. The Lake is very busy so expect to see boat ramps with plenty of trailer's Sharpe is still going strong and you are able to keep walleye under 15 inches there so those fishing Sharpe are having little trouble getting their fish. Salmon fishing is still spotty. Have a great 4th of July.