July 11th to 13th Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
I guided the Robby Simard/Palfinger group from around the Omaha area to possession limits of walleye, some northern and a few bass. These guys had some really nice fish with two over 26 inches and a pair of 24 inchers along with at least a 17 inch avg on the rest. They counted the number of walleye they caught and released (I didn't put them up to that) and they had in the neighborhood of 200 released to get this avg. We caught all these fish on either spinner/bouncer rigs or bouncer/plain hook rigs in around 20 fow with crawlers or leeches the main bait. There is a great bite in the trees on all the flats but it can be crowded there so we never fished any trees for these fish and just avoided areas that had a lot of boat traffic fishing mostly from around the dam to the Deep Creek area of Oahe. Lake Sharpe is still on the no size limit other than one over 20 inches each so those fishing are getting plenty of fish to take home but for size and numbers Oahe remains the best choice to fish in the Pierre area. Probably know a little more about the salmon bite this week as I have friends fishing for them but it is spotty with both walleye and salmon being caught down around 70 fow in the dam area.