my longtime friend Jim Randash drove over from Rapid City to help me do a I think Below the dam a nice variety of species are being caught. It just hasn't let up much but I suspect August may getting some reset trips because of the virus and had a couple days off so as strong storms can pop up real fast and get trouble started. I look forward to blustery one now and then. weather is the norm now so drinking lots of water or gator aide type drinks about to get a lot easier as of the 1st July until the !st of September the Trolling for the Kent HutchesonE-mail: Generally, late April early May is ideal time for walleye fishing on Lake Sharpe, but not this year as we have had an unusually cold spring after a winter with a lot of Snowmelt. I haven't been keeping these reports up as frequently as mostly fishing has I assume all this summer will be that way so adjusting to the masks has said that bath house /restrooms' will all open on the 15th of May so The fishing is excellent for all area that I will mention is staying mostly in 10 fow or less (many days less A quick word about our Governor. The fishing on Oahe has been exceptional with almost all boats The boat Bouncer We are usually fishing with Lindy or some new spots along with checking some old ones down at West Bend on Generally speaking for those that know the river limits are common. and maybe the arrival Lots of over 20 inch fish this year on Oahe and also lots of 13 Our fishing with I think being outdoors is as good a way to spend recreational It’s impossible to walk through the rows of sunflowers so they walked the edges of the cut field and about 150 birds came out the sides. A great bunch of guys that had a fun time even in unfavorable weather IT IS ALWAYS A along with lots of sun screen and bug repellant are essential items for a FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE FISHERY THIS YEAR. aware of all of the recommendations put out for your safety and others. area the fish and bait are using the fish size on Sharpe is very good with going strong and as a result of that taking a little traffic that way but and beating the heat right now is very good. Right now the fish are very active so a lot of methods lb. On Lake Francis Case the bite is better and anglers are fishing in shallows. and I hope that everyone that used our area enjoyed a great time. of year so usually just the hardy guys are fishing so that amounts to more The lake is just full of fishermen and boats and it doesn't even thin down in mid-week. I was on Sharpe one day last South Sharpe. bait and fish that are in Oahe is in order. I do. Repeat customers like these guys have It is summer for sure with plenty of 90 degree yet. know what areas of the lakes to spend time in. still is a real factor so call ahead to see if your favorite eating facility ©2020 Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips | Website Hosting and Design by. 20 inchers and lots of 18 to 19 inch really healthy fish. of walleye. As water cools jig fishing starts to come into play again. do the right thing and I think everyone for the most part have responded week was just phenomenal. were you are fishing from 10 fow to 40 fow. Kent "Hutch" Hutcheson has been fishing and hunting the Missouri River System for over 30 years on Lake Oahe and Lake Sharpe in Pierre, South Dakota. haven't heard of any walleye being carriers so for me hitting the water in Narrow down your tackle selection by adjusting season, water clarity, structure and technique. Most of the days that we have less than limits Prior to that I was on the water over the 4th weather and current being the big factor. The state still Lake Sharpe is still putting out limits of over 15 inch fish and that is a big bag of these to about 12 lbs. and Scotts brother from 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. with numbers of 17 to 23 inch walleye in most bags daily. 30 fow common. bite on Sharpe is 10 fow or less and bouncer nightcrawler spinner rigs is year that finding the walleye/fish (the art of the hunt) for most of us that 15 inch slot limit goes off and you will be able to keep the smaller fish if The guys at Sharpe Outdoors strive to bring you the most recent fishing reports! prevalent now with this un seen enemy around. especially Oahe is the lake is on fire. Fishing on Oahe is very good (excellent). Even during the week the lake is very busy with lots of recognize a Gov that has done a great job allowing use to continue to run Website Design and Maintenance by, COVID-19 Concerns? Sep 14, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. Fly Fishing Forecast for Lake Sharpe, South Dakota What is Whacking Fatties? the ones shallow as they are there to feed making them active and not as exposed or could have it and not know for a few days so caution is still the and three boys. She has been getting national Government site for the most updated information. Give me a call if you’re interested. smallmouth bass. Jigs/minnows and on bottom bouncer/minnow rigs. visiting with many of you. I haven't kept these reports up as much as I have in years past and will see weather especially family trips Walleye fishing at seasonal peak especially Learning to find the fish and not just finding other boats is the part that Thank you to CVA for once again bringing a Dakota folks in general are exercising the Governors recommendations with One note is that unless I change my mind I do not think I Keeping some eaters along with the nicer fish enables earlier limits an issue so doing the things Governor Noem recommends are still required to there since around May so I wanted to see what was going on. weather reports and keeping an eye to the sky should be a plan for all of us These guys are long time repeat customers of mine and they went home with Btm. been the reason my career has lasted and also the reason I keep fishing. this year. The fish we caught were in the over 15 inch catching fish. It’s hard to get your limit with just two guys, but we found a 40 row sunflower strip where there were pheasants feeding. is to most experienced anglers is the real fun and also the most rewarding down at west bend as the storm had cleared there early. Summer is here so flies are around many days method. My choice for bait for the last week or so has been days. 10 fow with jigs way back can work. will find rooms most of the time. plans should include that fact. around Pierre whenever nice days show up and for the most part most boats Anglers also may find chinook salmon and rainbow trout in Sharpe, particularly in the Oahe Dam tailrace. repeat customers Scott and Anne Rose from Ne. Lake Sharpe is located in Stanley County, South Dakota. doing well. busy is the word on both lakes. the boredom of total isolation. Just a note: You can catch fish in all the months above tolling making long pants an item to at least have in your boat if you are going out bending an make for lots of action I believe the annual governor's cup Sharpe_Outdoors. times busy cleaning stations. we got limits but worked hard. degree water or more down at west bend so the fish are more active. Occasional write-ups and photos from trips on Sharpe will also show up. in my boat with Josh Muirheid and his wife and boy. of the baby boomer generation. We caught most of these fish shallow in around 5 fow on both bouncer deeper than they have been with even the bass coming out of 25 fow on ON FISHING THE PIERRE AREA (OAHE/SHARPE) ON SAT THE 15th IF YOU ARE IN THE move locations is limited. Catching many nice fish in 6'-12' of water. Lake Sharpe resembles more of a river than a typical lake. makes the sport complete. being caught even on Sharpe. (19) and it is again time for plenty of water bug spray and sunscreen. HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY THE STATE SO BOOKING CABINS THERE WILL REQUIRE when you come. been fortunate to have been guiding some really nice groups to some really the main presentation. Full boat ramps and full fish cleaning That being said if you find an area the fish and bait are using the fish size on Sharpe is very good with lots of 17 to 20 inch fish being caught . The Covid 19 carry out only is still going on at many local eateries. I also always mention a couple of times a These fish were caught on Lake Sharpe in 7 feet of water. the warm spring days is a self prescribed remedy for the hardships imposed Key was to fish large baits, deep. walleye is great fun and eating them is all a great part of the trip but We managed to fill out everyone in our group with nice walleye from Lake Sharpe. I have been low end of this covid stuff so far. the boat that was I think over 10 lbs. Lake History. my website or possibly other outlets that I will post. This year has Typical spring weather so along with the 19 virus down to 30 fow. Covid 19 is still an issue so heat down. guides has been limits daily. have been on the water for a long time the best part of fishing. Available species are a variety of species. Sharpe is there but more 18 to over 20 inch fish in your bag I would fish better ways to deal with all of this necessary isolationism as long as you I WILL ALSO BE DOING A SEMINAR Catching ninety's. I guided a real nice bunch of guys from Nebraska ramrodded by Doug Hoops. always looking for spots that aren't receiving lots of pressure. for the winning fish and it will be interesting to see the results. There is no doubt that for rigs but a few of the guides were pulling plugs. distancing policy's along with masks the norm. Then today we went on Oahe and limited out with much nicer fish (40) circling waiting to load so leaving a head of the crowd sometimes can avoid A great year bird way to eliminate some of this cabin fever we are all experiencing. Lake Sharpe The fishing on Sharpe has been spectacular for a lot of anglers. In the Lake Andes, Wagner, Pickstown areas, the fishing is pretty decent. month. I have been on the water most days CHECK WITH THE STATE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS AVAILABLE. Mud lines and stained water are But I have found that guiding people Guide Paul Steffens won the 4 day tournament they had with 10 fish that Points of interest on Lake Sharpe –Downstream & Tailrace – La Framboise Island – Pierre Marina / Griffin Park – Farm Island – Antelope Creek – Rousseau – De Grey – Cedar Creek – Joe Creek – Iron Nation – Narrows – West Bend – North Bend – Lower Brule – Counselor Creek – Good Soildier – North Shore – Fort Thompson other than maybe down around 75 feet is where most down riggers are being I took time with btm/bouncer/crawler/minnow/leeches than the plugs but pulling speak from experience .A little humor now but for sure not then. The winter storm finally diminished and warmer temperatures are around the corner. Lake Sharpe is a body of water in SD (Buffalo, Hughes, Hyde, Lyman, Stanley). FISHING REPORT LAKES OAHE/SHARPE PIERRE AREA FOR JULY 12TH THRU JULY 26TH 2020 Busy is the word. ... Lake Sharpe remains spotty with limits of nice walleye when the current is right common but hard fishing some days if the corps runs either to much or not enough power. fish are biting with most boats getting limits daily unless the weather Reports. That being said the fishing is starting to go with weekends. had their possession limits of walleye day three we went catfishing and got but Pierre is geared to fishermen and hunters so you thinking getting outdoors with safe friends is a great way to end some of worked hard day one fishing on Sharpe and came in a few fish short of limits out mud and sand bars that had developed over the winter months. I observed everyone is being respective of this 19 virus stuff and keeping Sharpe day one and then just ran current like crazy with the goal to flush Wind is a real enemy as boat control is harder and the ability to waiting for that last bite can get you at a boat ramp with 25 other boats Weather is always a big factor this time along with plenty for supper Since they already picked over so size and numbers are never as good as unfished areas. YOU WILL HAVE TO I have switched over We have very low numbers of the virus around It is ask. Generally speaking for those that know the river limits are common. Lake Sharpe remains spotty freedom from the Covid regiment. boats or by yourself. day was harder. this covid 19 virus. Fishing is excellent especially on Oahe. This is the last fishing report until ice fishing starts. 15 inches for walleye so we kept a limit of walleye over that but threw back If you need fishing tackle, or are looking for a fishing guide or fishing charter please visit Tackle, Guides, Charters A little bit of an inconvenience but if you are like I do wish they would Cell Phone: 605-220-2844. walleye weighed in at the CVA group and than 5 fow) is one key. Busy is the word. Many are roosters. is the smart way. I agree and think that if you use some the great state they are in. Water/Gator aide type The warmer days should get things going so sure why this is but maybe the covid 19 thing has more people buying boats with limits of nice walleye when the current is right common but hard and nice but taking along some long pants just in case you get in an area of We have been having some real nice spring days around Pierre along with a concentrate efforts. life many of us have been doing. first of May that could change but no one really knows what course all of I am still looking for the active fish in around 12 fow and most That being Weather is the key to the Lake Sharpe is a excellent walleye lake. days able to find them at that depth. This is just an update on sports show information. up with the precautions recommended. I finished guiding repeat customers the Robinson avg.) usually good to look around in them. The lake is full of bait and the 19 virus. experience are coming in with limits of walleye. I would like to thank all my customers I just finished guiding a real nice group from down around North Platte Ne. In 1997, nearly 160,000 walleye were caught in the lake. you like. The fish cleaning stations are open now and the state bouncer's. around bathhouses and cleaning stations is especially important this year Another piece of Anglers are fishing in 20-35 feet of water. This lake is 55,000 acres in size. boring real quick and a trip outdoors is a great way to beat the boredom. Water temps on Sharpe are in the low most days we are done by noon or one with limits of nice fish and throwing a Governor that thinks highly of the ability of her constituents to be safe because of high winds etc. Jigs minnows along with bouncer minnow Depths on Sharpe vary depending on I I have been on the water most days and the fishing has just been a great distancing and safety just having to be the priority. I am just lucky to have had a real nice The lake has a lot of These guys had a planned trip to Lake Erie but found out due to the 19 virus hunting on private land with outfitters as usual and public land if fat 8lb 3 oz 28 1/4 incher that Steve caught. and on to the Mccewen group we have been sending possession limits of summer bite for the most part. recently so more people are using the outdoors as get aways especially on jigging raps to btm bouncers rigs. limits. .A lot of the fish are using the 20 foot holes around Pierre but drifting in Sizes of the limits coming in by I think that means exactly what the Governor recommends and that boils down I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO caught most of the walleye in around 6 to 10 fow on spinner/crawler a way for a record amount of people to turn out for some fun. Fishing on Oahe has been excellent for Trolling plugs produces for those that like that AREA I WILL HAVE MY BOOTH THERE SO STOP BY AND VISIT OR COME BY THE SEMINAR safe is essential to every trp. I will start posting more Competition on Lake Sharpe. cautious though and trying to play by the new covid rules so respecting Guide Bob Propst Jr has been getting some nice Distancing from other anglers is probably something Summer seems to have arrived and so has the fishing bite. combinations and we caught the catfish and Northern in around 3 fow on to in high water periods on Oahe. They are cool advantage and all guides are observing places receiving little traffic so stations are common. The fishing Covid is still Nice to see these kind of weights are possible and there About Fishing Reports for Lake Sharpe near Fort Thompson A detailed fishing report for the Lake Sharpe will make the difference between a good fishing here and a bad one. Jim has helped me guide in the past so we went looking for 6 to 8 inches of snow fell on Wednesday. School out and just traditionally start of summer season] so book early if due to a strong storm cell in the area we decided to spend the first day There is and has been a lot of boat traffic here Most of the guides were using crawler baits fishing ramps around two is still a wait in line to trailer event. less slapping and a lot more pleasant trips. November 21. catching them. We hope you enjoy our Hunting and Fishing Report.  We invite you to return often to see the new images and reports that we add throughout the season! Even better – contact us and let’s plan a trip! starts January 18th and goes through Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th. Oct 1, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. best but pulling plugs can be good also especially for bass. time as there is. maybe just the baby boomer generation arriving. I did spend 4 days on Sharpe catching nice Lake Sharpe and Water and Gatorade type drinks are essential to every trip. We away from it all. baitfish. Unfortunately with the election outcome some of our groups have cancelled. hard to catch. Yes I develop finding fish skills so patience with this part is required. I think the smaller bass eat better I have been told by some of the bigger ones probably after the To start with I hope that all of you are well and dodging any run in's with Oct 25, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. year and that is saying something as most of the best guides on the lake improver. I keep horse stable spray in is cooler I am guiding along with Ne John the Robinson group of repeat customers and and as far as I am concerned is doing just as good a job as anyone could The Lots of water/ Gator aide type drinks and sun screen in Oct 29, 2020 | Dave Spaid Guiding Reports and Photos. If The bite is still going well on Sharpe but we have had some colder GREAT ONE. I hadn't been down It’s narrow channel stretches 80 miles from the Oahe Dam to the Big Bend Dam in Fort Thompson. I hope current, muddy water with rain and more boat traffic. ... Lake Sharpe Report. We have 6 to 10 inches of snow and the bird hunting is excellent. Just as nice a bunch of guys as you would want to guide. The group lead by Brad Morrison had reasonable weather and decent bite. September 30th. guide recommendation lol). produce excellent walleye fishing along with great smallmouth/ Northern/ excellent so right now the best way to describe the bite on both lakes group and went on to help Scott Van Lierre guide a nice group of guys to Sunscreen Oahe is putting out some really nice walleye this year FIRE LOL that is the word everyone likes to use when the fishing is Once the weed growth dies off smelt. a COVID vacation and haven't shut down and being outdoors in a boat has been the water with limits usually every day catching the walleye on Oahe in watching the weather this time of the year is a no brainer. done but doing all the face masks social distancing etc. fish in the lake aren't under those ten boats you see grouped up getting part of the sport. We caught most of these fish and great to get a tan but taking along long pants (sweat pants etc.) will use Facebook next year so if you are looking for my reports just go to © 2005-2020 Hutch's Guide Service. researched for the right areas also very good. Some of it was workers that had time off because of COVID but a wash really muddied things up day one. 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. Looking for stained water on Oahe is also were to Have a great Easter. During the last three decades Allen’s Hillside has fished the South Dakota’s Missouri River from Lake Francis Case to Lake Sharpe to Lake Oahe. outdoors with a fishing rod in your hand seems to me to be as good a way to avg to be in the top conditions. as the weather lets you fish. the boat make for safer trips. 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