August 19th, 20th, 21st Lakes Oahe/Sharpe, Pierre SD Fishing Report
I finished helping Dave Spaid guide the Capitol motors group from mostly Wyoming and then went on to help the Outpost Lodge along with around 20 other guides to guide the first half of the annual trip of Central Valley Ag from all over Nebraska. As the picture shows these guys had a great trip getting a lot of big fish along with limits of eating size walleye. Many of the guides fished deeper as I myself did catching many of the bigger walleye down as deep as 50 foot. As the water drops many of the fish are chasing suspended or deep bait fish so going after them way down there is sometimes necessary. We fished Spinner/crawler rigs on 3 oz. bttm/bouncer for most of the bigger fish but caught fish in 25 to 30 fow on humps with just plain hooks and crawlers. With 20 guides out just about every kind of presentation from trolling plugs, jigging, and bouncer fishing was working from depth of 15 fow to 60 fow so this report is probably not going to narrow down a pat way but should indicate fishing all ways can work along with minnows, crawlers, leeches and plugs as bait. The big key for me is to find the bait fish and get some lines in them and just about all the time there will be some fish around. I would sure like to thank CVA for showing their appreciation to a great bunch of guys every year and they sure make the Outpost Lodge and a whole bunch of guides very happy. Great company and just a great trip annually for everyone involved. I am looking forward to the the second bunch of 75 guys Thursday and Friday and hope we can keep them all catching and eating fish, ribs and steak.