July 17th & 18th Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
I guided repeat customers Allen and Ellen Buckley from Omaha Ne. to their possession limits of walleye with Ellen catching one around 27 inches and getting another big fish around the same lost at the net along with Allen catching and releasing a big northern (flopped out of the net) around 18 lbs. They also got a few more over 20 inch walleye keeping a nice 18 inch avg. size fish for them to take home In spite of very warm weather (100 degrees plus) they had a great time. Once again we caught and released numerous walleye to get this avg. We caught all these fish pulling spinner/crawler/gulp worms rigs running along the drop off's on points or flats on the lower end of Oahe. Twenty fow to thirty fow seemed best. All ways are working though and you can catch the walleye just about any way you like to fish for them. Minnows, leech's and plugs all working. We beat the heat by getting off the water before the hottest part of the day and both days had the fish cleaned by 3 o'clock. A smart thing to do when the bite is so good. Everyone tells you to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and that is true but I was getting cramps at night and mentioned that to a Doctor client of mine last month and he told me to start drinking a lot of gator aid/sports drink product's so I bought some. Nothing beats water but to beat cramps sports drinks seem to work. I mentioned in my last report that GFP says we have a lot of lake herring as bait in Oahe and since then I have found out from GFP's commissioner John Cooper that they are fall spawner's so that might create some interesting places to look around for the fish when they are spawning this fall. Salmon fishing is poor. Sharpe also good for numbers and limits.
Last edited by fishinghutch; 07-18-2012 at 08:56 PM.