Lake Oahe/Sharpe fishing report April 19th thru April 22nd
Fishing continues to be good to excellent on both Lake Sharpe and lower Lake Oahe for walleye, northern pike ,small mouth bass, and catfish with Salmon fishing poor. I guided Ron Pyle and his wife from Neligh NE. Friday Saturday and Sunday to their possession limits of walleye and small mouth along with a few northern and all the catfish they wanted so they had a nice cooler full of fish to take home along with some nice walleye for supper. We fished the big bend area of Sharpe Friday staying in around 7 fow using Jig/minnow or rig/minnows and caught around 75 walleye and probably that many small mouth on a 65 degree no wind day with continuous action all day. The wind came Friday night limiting us to go cat fishing on Saturday to stay out of 30 mph wind with gusts to 49 mph. Spring weather. Could have caught a lot of catfish but kept 15 and a northern and went in early. Caught these in 3 fow on smelt in back of creeks fishing with slip bobbers. The wind blew thru and Sunday we went up on the Cheyenne river. Another great spring day with temps in 70's and no wind. We caught limits of walleye and a northern pitching jig/minnows and also rig/minnows all in 12 fow or less. The bite is also good right around the Pierre area and when the weather holds there are lots of boats out and lots of limits coming in. Water temps at the bend are in 50's as they are in back of creeks and Cheyenne. Main Lake temps in the mid 40's.This next week looks like great weather and the fishing should hold as long as the weather does.