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Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Black Hills Show. My next stop is the Omaha Boat and Travel Show next week from Thursday the 21st thru Sunday the 24th. Hope to see you there.
Not much has changed on the fishing around Pierre with almost no boat traffic to speak of. The bite continues to be slow for open water fishing but where the ice is safe some nice fish are being caught. The Council Bluffs, IA show I just did had great traffic and I thank all of you that stopped by my seminars and my booth. Nice to see you and will see many of you again this summer. I wanted to let every one know I will be at the Black Hills Sport Show the 8th 9th and 10th of February doing a seminar on Saturday at 10 in the morning on fishing around the Pierre area. I will also have my booth there so if you are in Rapid City stop by and visit. I will then go down to Omaha and have my booth at the annual Omaha Boat and Travel show Feb 21st 22nd 23rd and the 24th so for my Omaha area customers/friends stop by. Then I guess I will be like a lot of us and just wait for the nice days to return and get the boat back out and go fishing. I hope everyone is having a good and safe time getting through the cold months and recognize for many this is a favorite time of the year for both hunting and getting out on the ice. My preference has always been the warm water spring/summer fishing but good luck to those enjoying and braving the colder weather. Hope to see some of you at the above shows.
Just a brief update along with sports show information. The bite around Pierre for those brave enough to get out died off a bit with much colder water temps. Some activity on the ice and the big Mobridge tournament is going on. Not a lot of geese being shot. I WILL BE AT THE MID AMERICA CENTER SPORTS SHOW IN COUNCIL BLUFFS IA WITH MY BOOTH AND ALSO DOING DAILY SEMINARS ON FISHING SOUTH DAKOTA'S MISSOURI RIVER WATERS NEXT FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY THE 18TH 19TH AND 20TH. I WILL ALSO HAVE MY BOOTH AT THE OMAHA BOAT AND TRAVEL SHOW FEB 21ST, 22ND, 23RD AND 24TH. IF YOU ARE ATTENDING EITHER OF THESE SHOWS STOP BY MY BOOTH AND VISIT. I hope everyone is having a good New Year.
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.
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 btm/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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