August 15th to 18th Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
The weather has been absolutely beautiful for the last three days with fall like weather (record 41 degree low on the 17th) and the fishing remains about the same as the last report. Plenty of smaller walleye for some action but it is considerably harder to come by numbers of big fish. I fished Doctor Doug and Anne Long and Doctors Gary and Liz Moore from Omaha along with Larry Porter to limits of walleye for Spring Creek Marina. Then took out repeat customer Eddie Heeb and his boy from Midland out for a day of fishing catching their limits of walleye along with a few northern, smallmouth and catfish. I am now helping Dave Spaid guide the whole crew of Capital motors of Pierre and Gillette Wy. Got three of them there limits along with one walleye a nice over 27 incher that they are getting mounted. We caught all of these fish in around 30 fow on nightcrawler's using either spinner's or plain hooks on bottom bouncers. We caught some way in the back of creeks or just going out of the spring creek/cow creek ramps and fishing the main lake. Although I haven't been down on Sharpe for a while many of the other guides I work with have and for the most part are reporting that the bigger fish are harder to get but action should get better as falling fall temps bring the fish and bait up river and out of the weeds. I heard about another lower unit that found a rock going out of the boat ramp at Little Bend (low water ramp) so with the fall water drop on the lake be careful as it is very easy to assume safe passage from a couple of weeks ago and end up with a not too happy trip.