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Rapid City Sport Show
If you are in the Rapid City area and are interested in Oahe /Sharpe fishing on the river around Pierre to Mobridge I will be at the Rapid City show doing seminars on Feb 14th thru the 16th. On the 16th former local national tournament winner and professional fisherman Jim Randash and I will also cover some new tactics and new product that is out there and working. Should be a fun time so come on over Sunday the 16th around noon and visit with us. I will also have my booth there for any one wanting to book trips or talk fishing. Next year is looking like a rerun of last year with limits back down to four fish but there should be a little better small fish size with that year class fish getting around the 15 inch mark. The lake is still full of that size fish. Sharpe should be healthy again. Hope to see some of you at Rapid City.
2014 Fishing Reports
Looking forward to a great 2014 fishing season!
Month by Month Guiding Breakdown
Both of these month's produce excellent walleye fishing along with great smallmouth/ Northern/ Catfish. Weather is a factor so many times we have to stay off big water because of high winds etc. but this is a great time to go after the big northern and catfish in the back of creeks/bays to beat the weather. Also fishing on Sharpe below Dam keeps you out of wind and produce's nice limits of walleye. Jig fishing when water temps cold along with btm. bouncer presentations as water warms most common .Boat traffic can be much more around the Pierre area.
By far the busiest month on both lakes.( School out and just traditionally start of summer season] so book early if possible to get best guides/lodging. The fishing is excellent for all species. Weather can still be a factor. We are usually fishing with Lindy or btm. bouncer's.
Best all around month for both fishing and weather especially family trips Walleye fishing at seasonal peak especially in high water periods on Oahe. and Sharpe good two. Btm. Bouncer presentations most common.
Same as July but there can be hotter weather. If there is a breeze it is not to bad as big lake water temps keep heat down. Fish can be a little deeper but still great fishing.
Very good on the walleye fishing with fall weather great toward end of month. As water cools jig fishing starts to come into play again.
October / November
Fishing is still good but weather coming into play again Jigs work best especially in colder water. Combination Hunting /fishing trips most common. Just a note: You can catch fish in all the months above tolling or casting plugs and we do that often. But I have found that guiding people over the years most prefer live bait hover fishing better so I spend more time with bttm/bouncer/crawler/minnow/leeches than the plugs but pulling plugs is always a good alternative and sometimes can be the best.
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