Oahe / Sharpe

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lake Oahe has a deeper bite going on for Walleyes at 40 to 50 foot.  Main lake points with stair step ledges out deep are working the best for me.  2 oz. bouncers rigged with a plain hook / bead is working the best for me.  Half a crawler is my bait of choice for Walleyes right now.  Nothing fast but if you keep bouncing around looking for active fish there are some around.  Deep.  There are some nice Smallmouth being taken on Oahe up in 20 foot or less.  I like to run a bouncer / plain hook or smile blade set up for them.  They are great fighters and there are some big Smallies out there right now.  The Salmon bite is starting to go.  Nothing fast there either but the Salmon being caught are huge!  There has been several Salmon over 20 pounds caught very recently.  I think that there is a good chance the state record for Salmon will be broken this fall.  Run your cannonballs at 80 to 100 foot down.  Flashers, squids, trolling flies.  Blue, pink, chartreuse, glows....  Its worth the gamble for a Salmon of that size! 

Lake Sharpe has a great bite going on right now on the lower end from Joe Creek thru Big Bend Dam.  The walleyes are feeding on shad and mayflies right now and the bite has been very good the past few days.  My best bite has been fairly shallow at 12 to 19 foot deep.  Channel edges and sunken humps are working the best for me.  Once again bouncers rigged with a plain hook / half crawlers.  I am starting to pick up some nice Smallmouth along the way too.  The Smallmouth bite will really come on in the next few weeks on Lake Sharpe.  Once that water starts to cool the Smallies roll up shallow and go crazy.  Fun.  I have been fishing hard the past couple weeks and the bite has been very good overall on Lake Sharpe.  There is some fish being caught in the Pierre area but the better bite is downstream.  I look for the close bite in Pierre to really start to go when the Corps starts dumping alot of water to drain down Lake Oahe this fall. 

Thank you,

Karl



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