Pheasant opener was this weekend as well, so now’s as good a time as any to get outdoors in central South Dakota. Trophy caliber walleyes will reside in the tailrace year-round and any angler with a line in the water has a chance at one of these fish. The lake is over 60,000 acres and reaches depths of over 75 feet. Lake Sharpe can be difficult to navigate, featuring numerous sand bars, submerged timber and other hazards. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. Sand Bars, mud lines, and submerged trees all make for great habitat. On Lake Francis Case, call Platte Creek Lodge at 605-941-1679 or Circle H Motel at 605-487-7652. Â. Don’t forget to “Like” Propst Professional Anglers too! On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. FISHING REPORT LAKES OAHE/SHARPE PIERRE AREA FOR JUNE 19TH AND 20TH 2020 The views of the poster, may not be the views of the website of "Minnesota Outdoorsman" therefore we are not liable for what our members post, they are solely responsible for what they post. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. Lake Andes is so conveniently located just 6 miles from the Fort Randall Dam on the Missouri River. continue to see an occasional nice walleye out of Lynn. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Muskie, Walleye, White Bass and White Crappie. The winding Missouri River creates miles of shoreline with great structure to promote fishing. Plan your trip by perusing numerous hunting and fishing lodges, guide services and more. Occasional write-ups and photos from trips on Sharpe will also show up. They agreed to a user agreement when signing up to MNO. Lots of different species are being caught. During fall, fishing will again be strong and continue to produce fish sometimes even all winter long. Lake Sharpe flows for 80 miles from the Capital City of Pierre to the Big Bend Dam at Fort Thompson. The lake is just full of fishermen and boats and it doesn't even thin down in mid-week. The winter fishing has been excellent with decent size fish. Help slow the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species! This allows anglers an opportunity to fish much of the winter months out of their boats, especially during milder weather. Lake Sharpe sits below Lake Oahe and above Lake Francis Case. Some area’s of Lake Sharpe do have swift currents so make sure and be careful especially near Pierre… Below the dam a nice variety of species are being caught. Slowly begin working your way down river fishing flats and sand bars. Biologists in the Ft. Pierre Fisheries Office have started a project working with Dr. Mark Pegg from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study the Flathead Catfish population in Lake Sharpe. The West Whitlock salmon station is closed to the public due to COVID-19, however those wanting to get a view of the activities can do so from outside the fence. Boaters are reminded they must pull their plugs every time after they load up and only put them back in once they are ready to launch. If you are not familiar with Sharpe, it is highly recommended you book a guide trip to both stay safe and get on fish quickly. South of Lake Oahe and North of Fort Thompson. June 2, 2020: Lake Sharpe fishing with Mark and CJ from Chicago. Design your trip by destination, by activity or by both! During this time, fishing is limited due to ice conditions and confined to the upper end of the reservoir. We managed to fill out everyone in our group with nice walleye from Lake Sharpe. Focus your areas around the stilling basin, bridges in Pierre and large sand flats. « previous next » Generally, the Oahe Dam tailrace remains open throughout the year and the section of river in Pierre will often remain open except for maybe a few weeks in the winter. SD Game, Fish & Parks has a new tool available to help anglers stay up-to-date on the latest fish stockings. As mentioned above, Lake Sharpe offers a strong multispecies fishery for walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, white bass and channel catfish. Anglers are using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. Anglers are primarily using spinners and crawlers with bouncers. FISHING REPORT LAKES OAHE/SHARPE PIERRE AREA FOR LAST OF AUGUST TO SEPT 4TH 2020 The views of the poster, may not be the views of the website of "Minnesota Outdoorsman" therefore we are not liable for what our members post, they are solely responsible for what they post. Trout are rising. Hayward Area ; Get the stink out? Sharpe also offers an excellent multispecies fishery for smallmouth bass, white bass and channel catfish in addition to the excellent walleye fishery. If the water is not too dirty, fishing opportunities slowly begin to expand downriver. Other prey options in Sharpe include shiners, minnows and juvenile perch and crappie. Lake Sharpe is a Missouri River reservoir located in central South Dakota from Oahe Dam in Pierre to Big Bend Dam at Fort Thompson. The “Bluffs” below the Bad River can also produce good fishing. Check out the Game, Fish & Parks web site for detailed info on the regulations. As long as the weather continues to be mild, the fishing should be good. Sharpe_Outdoors. Guides and tournament pros favorite and secret spots revealed. With four amazing lakes and thousands of acres of prime hunting land, there's a reason you should follow the river this year. The guys at Sharpe Outdoors strive to bring you the most recent fishing reports! Current fly fishing conditions are good! If you are a guide and would like to see your your guide business listed here contact us for more info.For more Fishing Guide information visit Lake-Link's Fishing Guides section. Anglers are fishing around 20-30 feet of water.  At Yankton fishing is good and the fall bite is on. Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. Fishing Report for Lake Francis Case and Lake Sharpe Pierre and Chamberlain SD Started by Dave Dahl , 06-05-2019 08:03 PM Replies: 0 That way you’ll be assured of a great trip! Time to get the boats out and onto the waters of South Dakota. Our little town is right here and can provide you with lodging, gas and food. As summer rolls on, an abundance of gizzard shad will greatly slow down the bite. Facebook: Lip Ripper Guide Service The Grand River and the Moreau are picking up quite a bit. We offer a gateway to fishing, hunting, and water sports. Hatch may be occuring. Many anglers are heading to the Moreau and fishing depths of 5-15 feet of water. Fishing Report 6/22/2020 BREAKING NEWS: It didn’t blow 30 mph every day this week!! During periods of high flows, the coldwater prey species of Lake Oahe may be flushed through the dam and diversify the Sharpe forage options. Lake Koshkonong & Rock River 2020 Fall Fishing Reports ??? View fishing reports for the 75 lakes, reservoirs and streams near Chamberlain (South Dakota) complete with Chamberlain bait shops, Chamberlain tackle shops, fishing charters and fishing guides, and inside information on fishing spots. Lake Francis Case Around Chamberlain, Lake Sharpe is producing good fish from the Big Bend Dam to West Bend area. Tight lines! The West Bend area is a favorite spot for many anglers. This section of the Missouri River is one of the most plentiful areas for fishing and gaming in America. Here are some fishing guides that Lake-Link recommends for Lake Sharpe. Lake Sharpe: Good weather last week brough out a few more boaters who were finding a few nice walleye in the 17-19-inch range. Casting crankbaits or jigs and plastics can produce both excellent numbers of walleyes and quality fish as well. At Akaska, the fishing is good. On Oahe and Sharpe call Hutch’s Guide Service at 605-220-2844. Do not transport any lake water from minnow buckets, coolers or other storage devices. Many anglers are using spinners or jigs and crawlers. If those times won’t work for you, 12:00AM to 12:00AM looks promising. Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism Association, Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association, Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association. On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. Lake Sharpe, better referred to as “the river” by Pierre locals, offers anglers an excellent opportunity to fill a limit of solid 15-18 inch walleyes. These species include lake herring and smelt, which are a particular favorite of the trophy caliber walleyes in Sharpe. The same areas you caught fish in the spring can often produce again in the fall. We'll only send you emails when the really good stuff is happening! Lake Sharpe: Limited fishing activity last week though warmer weather will likely result in an increase in activity through the weekend and into mid-week. Around Chamberlain the fishing is good. The fish that are coming in are nice and healthy. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks 523 East Capitol Ave Pierre, SD 57501 Hunting and Fishing: WildInfo@state.sd.us Parks and Recreation: ParkInfo@state.sd.us At Gettysburg the salmon are biting and anglers can find them by boat or from shore. Like Lip Ripper Guide Service on Facebook, Nick is originally from Gretna, NE. Lake Sharpe Around Pierre and Fort Pierre, the fishing is decent and limits have to be earned. Nick currently operates Lip Ripper Guide Service out of Pierre, SD. Anglers are fishing in 5-20 feet using spinners and minnows – with some starting to use crawlers. Walleyes “over” 20 inches are certainly possible and there is a population of trophy caliber walleyes in the 27-30 inch plus variety too. Favorable conditions for anglers resulted in a lot of folks having fun out on the water this week and there was good fishing to be had for many of them. Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster: 605-345-4564, www.lynnlakelodge.com Down in this area, the reservoir begins to act like a lake as opposed to the river qualities of the upper end. Access information from SDGF&P and USACE: SDGFP  COVID-19 info for fishing and hunting: https://gfp.sd.gov/covid-19-hunting-fishing-seasons/, SDGFP COVID-19 info on access: https://gfp.sd.gov/covid-19-access/, SDGFP COVID-19 info for parks and camping: https://gfp.sd.gov/covid-19-information-parks/, USACE closure status website: https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm?state=SD. « previous next » The Bad River is a large tributary and though the water can be incredibly muddy, it will dump water into the river come spring. 812 likes. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes. On Lake Francis Case the bite is better and anglers are fishing in shallows. Despite the wind and other conditions fishing was great. Depths are 5-15 feet of water. The daily limit is four fish, with up to one over 20 inches. Zebra mussels were discovered in Sharpe in July of 2019. Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. The perch fishing remains good on Rush. Large waves can also pop up with little warning, especially on the lower end of the reservoir. Highlights of fishing on Lake Sharpe of the Missouri River at Pierre, South Dakota. In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is good. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Where else can you catch your limit in the morning and shoot your limit in the afternoon?Â. Fishing Lake Sharpe, SD on 11/26/2020 will be best from 12:00AM through 12:00AM, and from 12:00AM to 12:00AM. The spawns in Sharpe were good and we are expecting an excellent season on the lake. Remember – this report is a snapshot in time and changes can occur quickly. Lake Sharpe Report Oct 1, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos September 30th. Strong year-classes keep the fishery running, so expect plenty of “unders” to be caught as well. Stay up to date on the fishing by “Liking” Lip Ripper Guide Service on Facebook. Weather, flows are worthy. The fishing begins to pick back up in the upper end of the reservoir as fall rolls around. During the spring, jigging is often a top strategy, whereas bottom bouncers will be the go-to in the fall. Anglers are using jigs and minnows or Lindy rigs and minnows. There are numerous recreational areas along Lake Sharpe’s path. FISHING REPORT LAKES OAHE/SHARPE PIERRE AREA FOR JULY 12TH THRU JULY 26TH 2020 Busy is the word. The Oahe Dam tailrace can produce excellent fishing all year, thanks to the cold waters coming out of Lake Oahe keeping a consistent forage base, but it can be exceptional come fall. Thank you, SDGF&P! Lake Sharpe (SD) Fishing Report – Kent Hutcheson. The outdoors remains open and whether you’re casting or blasting, continue to be responsible. Anglers are using bouncers with crawlers and fishing in 15-20 feet of water. Each week, we give the latest fishing report on the Missouri River reservoirs. Some anglers are staying closer to the bay. When you’re ready, we’re here. Most anglers are using jigs and minnows. Fishing the flats, drop offs and points can all produce well. For more information see the West Whitlock Recreation Area Facebook page or call 605-223-7681. Despite the wind and other conditions fishing was great. Lake Sharpe offers an excellent “numbers” fishery and consistently produces strong numbers of walleyes each year. Recreation area. Nick has fished across the Midwest on top waterbodies, but calls the Missouri River reservoirs his home. The 2020 open water fishing season is here. Fishing Report October 19, 2020 ... On Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case, contact South Dakota Walleye Charters at 605-366-1875. Upcoming temperatures will be quite cool. https://gfp.sd.gov/covid-19-hunting-fishing-seasons/, https://gfp.sd.gov/covid-19-information-parks/, https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm?state=SD. As spring turns into summer, fishing on the lower end of the reservoir will pick up. For more detailed information call the store at (605) 336-9132. Lake Sharpe is a Missouri River reservoir located in central South Dakota from Oahe Dam in Pierre to Big Bend Dam at Fort Thompson. September 30th. Posted by Kent Hutcheson | Oct 19, 2016 | Buzz Bite Report, South Dakota | I guided a great bunch of hunters over from around the Sheridan, Wyoming area. Seeing a few walleye limits from Hazelden. Sitting above Oahe Dam in Pierre, the water coming through the dam out of Lake Oahe can greatly impact the fishing on Sharpe in a variety of ways. At times, this water can be so muddy it can dirty the entire reservoir. They agreed to a user agreement when signing up to MNO. This should help the fall bite but will make it pretty chilly for anyone out there. Sharpe’s fishery is predominantly fed by gizzard shad. Instagram: mrwalleyesd, Proudly powered by WordPress | Depths are ranging from 20-50 feet of water.  Anglers are using bouncers with spinner and crawlers in 25-35 feet of water. Depths range from 25-40 feet of water. Look for fish feeding on flats and sand bars. Find out everything about Oahe in our Lake Oahe Profile. In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty decent. Activity is scattered from the tailrace south to Ft. George. Other species include common carp, freshwater drum, goldeye, bullhead, flathead catfish, burbot, and other sucker species. Many young gizzard shad die when the water is cold, so fishing in the spring is generally quite good as forage is decreased. Key was to fish large baits, deep. Fly Fishing Report and Forecast for Lake Sharpe, South Dakota. That is a good indication for the summer. Lake Sharpe is also looking good. As the lake begins to open further and further, fishing opportunities continue to increase. On striker ice and rain gear ; Shooting lessons for my son ; Bugs for Smallies ; ION battery life? Anglers also may find chinook salmon and rainbow trout in Sharpe, particularly in the Oahe Dam tailrace. Â. Around Spring Creek / Cow Creek  the fishing is good. Walleye - Walleye fishing showed good signs of improvement as several anglers reported good bites with quality walleyes being caught. Guided trips, information and tips for anglers of all skill levels! Fishing Outlook. The area is known for being a recreational haven for the outdoorsmen. Full boat ramps and full fish cleaning stations are common. Check out the latest 2-minute fishing report to find the hot bite in your area! Lake Sharpe is located in Buffalo County, South Dakota. Once again a big thank you to my 2019 customers for your business last year and in years past. For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605-845-3668. Overall, expect many of the Lake Sharpe walleyes you encounter to be in the 15-18 inch size variety. It is definitely good enough to take off work so get out there. Lake Andes. Visit https://gfp.sd.gov/fish/ and click on “Weekly Fish Stockings” on the left-hand side of the page. We suggest you call one of our members listed above – they can be very helpful with what is happening along the river. Some bass and pike are being caught as well. This lake is 55,000 acres in size. Â, On Francis Case in the Platte area, the fishing is decent and there is a lot of bait in the system. Black crappie, yellow perch and northern pike can often find their way into an angler’s bag as well. You can scroll thru the catch's/reports tab above for previous years and see a lot of happy faces and also around a 100 % walleye limit success story. The constantly shifting sand bars create a new puzzle each year for anglers, so navigating via past memories can be dangerous. You'll find experienced guides all along the river to help you along the way, or feel free to venture out on your own. Theme: Bulk. This will show the weekly stocking summary across the state. They are very specific so you’ll want to be sure you’ve read the regulations. Anglers are fishing in 20-35 feet of water.  Many anglers are using crawlers and minnows and fishing in the Pease Creek area. If you love to fish the Missouri River in South Dakota, please do your part to keep the reservoirs free of aquatic invasive species. Fishing along the face of the dam can also produce good action, especially in the summer. 4 Star Fatty Day! Fishing on Oahe has been excellent for smallmouth bass with 20 fow and just … This means the fishing will often be dictated by the time of year, with spring producing the best fishing when gizzard shad are least abundant. This 2019 fishing season here at Chamberlain looks to be good again this summer. Fishing Hot Spots at West Bend. The fishing is great. Fishing report lakes oahe/sharpe pierre area final report for 2020 I haven't kept these reports up as much as I have in years past and will see next year if I will keep them up. This is the last fishing report until ice fishing starts. - Submitted by Lynn Lake Lodge, September 29, 2020. Walleye/sauger regulations feature a 15 inch minimum, except during July and August. Around Pierre/Fort Pierre, the fishing is decent. Anglers are fishing in 20-25 feet of water and using bouncers with crawlers or leeches. June 18, 2019: Builders Products Group on Day 1 June 10, 2019: Me with Tom, Bob, and Byron who fished in my boat today standing with some of the fish we caught, with the rest of the Joe Morten and Son insurance group. When this happens, focus your efforts above the river’s inlet. 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