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Cell Phone: 605-220-2844
The 2023 open water fishing season is here. Once again a big thank you
to my 2022 customers for your business last year and in years past. You can
scroll thru the catch's/reports tab above for previous years and see a lot
of happy faces and also around a 100 % walleye limit success story. The
thing I am the most proud of is the amount of repeat customers that you will
see if you scroll back over the years. This is a real good indication of the
kind of fishing/hunting we have in the Pierre area along with supporting my
decision to start my guide service here years back. Just a lot of great
memory's with a lot of great folks.
Lake Oahe could be a little slower and more challenging on the lower end
of the Lake. Walleye numbers appear to be less from basically the Cheyenne
down to the dam but the further up river you go numbers of both bait and
fish improve. To me this probably means I will spend more time fishing north
of Pierre on Oahe, Most of the walleye/smallmouth fishing should be good for
the good with most guides and experienced anglers doing well. Water levels
should be high and that will help hopefully with a smelt run this year. Bait
fish continue to be good on Oahe but a smelt run would really help the over
Lake Sharpe this year. Plenty of shad again makes this another great
year on the small lake. There should be plenty of over 15 inch walleye
around making limits for the anglers spending time on the water very good.
Smallmouth fishing should continue to be excellent however average size will
be better on Oahe. Catfishing on both lakes will be great for those spending
the time to fish for these guys. They are an under fished alternative and
can make for a great mixed bag experience. Northern and white bass make for
more eating fish limits on both lakes.
I will continue to post the fishing catch's/reports pages as soon as I
get on the water with an average up date every 3 days in the hope that this
feature will help those of you who are planning trips. I will give general
info on area's we are fishing ,depths we are fishing, and baits that are
working along with picture's of the size fish we are catching. My hope is
that you can use this feature to help you in planning a trip or saving some
time in hunting the fish.
Lake Oahe/Sharpe in the Pierre area still continues to be one the best
location's for the quality of fishing/hunting that is here for those coming
from Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, even eastern Colorado and eastern Wyoming. We
also see a lot of Wisconsin Minnesota angler's over here so we hope you will
come our way. There are also many other things to do while in Pierre.
Information on my things to do tab will show some of these.
If you need a licensed experienced ( 30 plus years and USCG CAPTAIN)
guide service please give me a call or send and email and hopefully we can
do a trip together sometime.
Hutch's Guide Service
U.S.C.G. Master Captain ref #2976405 and
Commercial Assistance Towing License