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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 2015 season is fast approaching and so once again I will update this section. I would like to thank all my new customers and my repeat customers for their business in 2014.

We caught a lot of fish (pictured on the fishing reports/pictures tab)and had a lot of great times. Once again my guide service put together at least a 98% limit success ratio for the year and if you scroll thru the years above you will notice a lot of the same faces every year. This speaks to the fact that my guide service runs on repeat business. I think this speaks a huge amount about the super fishery we have here on Oahe and Sharpe around the Pierre area.

Last year Sharpe remained steady with limits of nice 17 inch average size walleye the norm and excellent smallmouth fishing. Oahe was tougher for bigger fish with a lot of the limits coming in with 14 to 15 inch walleye and smaller numbers of over 20 inch fish in the bags.

Smallmouth /northern fishing was very good. The best limits that we put together in 2014 were in the fall with some real nice 18 to 19 inch fish limits coming in. With that in mind and the fact that we have a great food base back (rainbow smelt numbers up 40 %) and normal pool water I think being optimistic about the fishery producing very good fishing in 2015 is in line.

I think Sharpe should remain stable with nice 15 inch to 17 inch average size walleye and maybe even putting out another state record smallmouth this year. Oahe could do a record smallmouth also and I look for an over all improvement in bags sizes hopefully to a 17 to 19 inch size walleye limit being not uncommon.

There are also a lot of nice northern in Oahe now (years of high water/ bait coming back) so these along with the smallmouth will continue to be bonus fish in most anglers catches. Both lake are full of channel cats and white bass with no limit on catfish on Oahe so they will still provide great fishing for those interested.

I will continue to do the fishing reports/ pictures tab again this year in the hope that it will aid you in seeing the size of the fish, the areas we are fishing, the depths we are fishing and the baits we are using. This information can aide you both in planning trips hopefully and saving a little time getting to right depths/areas/baits.

If you are looking for a guide service I would love to have your business or if you need information about the fishing hopefully the fishing reports page will help you out. I will update hunting info later in the summer and try and put projected pheasant numbers out but it should be another great year again in 15. The Pierre area and Lake Oahe /Sharpe continue to be the closest destination for Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa Wyoming anglers to experience the level of fishing we offer so we hope to see you around in 2015.

Bring a skillet because we have a lot of fish that need cooking.

Hutch's Guide Service