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U.S.C.G. Master Captain ref #2976405 and
Commercial Assistance Towing License

Welcome to Hutch's Guide Service

Fishing and Hunting the Missouri River System for over 30 years on Lake Oahe and Lake Sharpe in Pierre, South Dakota . Getting to know each of my Customers and giving you a Quality Trip is always my #1 goal. Call me today so we can have some great times fishing and hunting.

Hutch and Hutch's Guide Service have been featured in In-Fisherman magazine, Walleye Insider magazine, Fins and Feathers magazine, Omaha World Herald, Minneapolis Tribune, Sioux City Journal, Cleveland Plains Dealer, Dallas Times Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, Des Moines Register, Fishing Texas, Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Gary Howe Outdoors, Kansas City Journal and many more.

Hutch also does fishing and hunting seminars at major sport shows throughout the Midwest and has been featured in many outdoor television shows. You can look for him to appear in your area.

Hutch has been both a bass and walleye tournament fisherman, having over 150 top 20 finishes over the last 30 years, and still fishes some local and national tournaments. Hutch arranges the best lodging/meals on the lake. If your group is too big for one boat, he will arrange for one of his partners to take your group. He can arrange accommodations and guides up to 75 people.


Hutch and his wife Francie
welcome you to South Dakota.

Kent Hutcheson


Cell Phone: 605-220-2844


Hutch is a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and is a licensed Master Captain in the US Coast Guard (ref #2976405). Hutch also has a Commercial Assistance Towing license.


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Hutch say's...

The 2014 season is fast approaching and with that in mind I will update the info here for you. I would like to start by once again thanking both my repeat and new customers for your support in 2013 and hope that we can all go fishing again in 2014. Last year was another great year for the most part (at least a 98% limit success ratio) however the size of the walleye was smaller on Oahe with many under 15 inch fish coming in. Sharpe continued to put out a nice 15 to 18 inch average size walleye. Both lake's did very well on both Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, along with White Bass and some Crappie. Big fish numbers of walleye seemed to be down in the later season months.
I plan to continue my fishing reports & picture's above again this year in the hopes that this feature will aid you in both planning your fishing trips and as a time saving feature for you in the way of information about the bite. I will post pictures of each trip we do along with the general area's, depth's and baits we are fishing in. You may also scroll back thru the previous month's and years above to help you plan a trip. I generally cover an area from Pierre down to the Big Bend (West Bend) on Sharpe and from the Dam to the 212 bridge on Oahe.

This year (2014) should be another great year on both lakes. The GF&Parks thinks it will be a rerun of last year (I support this analysis) with big numbers of 14 to 15 inch walleye but less numbers of over 20 inch walleye coming in. There is a very good population of bait fish in the way of shad, shiners. young of the year Crappie, Perch, etc. in the lake and hopefully we will get a smelt run this year on Oahe and Sharpe is full of shad so it is also healthy. Sharpe should continue to put out good numbers of both nice Walleye and Smallmouth. In other words both lakes should be very good destinations again this year. Best month May (cross your fingers on the weather) with June being the busiest. July/August are the best family months for both fishing and the weather. The fall month's are both good for weather and fishing with combo hunting/fishing trips later.
I hope to see many of you again in 2014,