August 12th to 15th Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
Fishing for the big ones on Oahe continues to be tougher than it has been. There are still plenty of walleye being caught but the avg size limits being brought in are over all smaller with numerous 14 inch fish being mixed in with the nicer fish. The same seems to hold true for the West Bend area of Sharpe. I fished a real nice bunch of guys the Jay Woofer group from Kansas for the last three days catching all of there possession limits of walleye some bass and northern pike and catfish. They had plenty of action but the overall size of the fish we kept were a smaller size with around a 15 to 16 inch avg. We also caught a lot of fish down as deep as 45 fow on Oahe using mostly night crawlers/bouncer rigs with a plain hook. Lots of ways still working (plug fishing, jig fishing and even jigging spoons) so if you have a preference it should work. The water is still dropping so Sharpe should continue to improve around Pierre but right now I would call Sharpe spotty around Pierre with those landing on areas shad are using doing well. Both spinner/crawler rigs and minnow rigs are good choice's in around 10 fow. Pulling plugs such as flicker shads can be very good but many areas have floating weeds making this difficult at times.