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No posts since August??

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My excuse is I haven't been out since August, but come on!! No one fishing anymore? I don't hunt, so I'm hoping to hit the river at least once or twice before snow flies.

Anyone been out lately that would care to report??

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Haven't, but have buddies heading to Akaska next Thursday. I will report on their successes provided they are truthful (they may stretch it a bit since I can't go) laugh

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My excuse is I haven't been out since August, but come on!! No one fishing anymore? I don't hunt, so I'm hoping to hit the river at least once or twice before snow flies.

Anyone been out lately that would care to report??

Skis,

funny you should ask. lol

Just got back tonight from putting my boat into the garage at the cabin. Hadn't been on the water since I brought it home in April. Will be back out fishing on the 10th, and the 25th of Oct, Probably not till Xmas after that.

Anyway, we fished Sharpe yesterday with mixed success. Did OK on Smallies early, and switched to eyes about 3ish. Caught ten eyes, kept 2. Not great, but better than sitting home. It was nice out there!

Today, we basically poked around a little on the top side of Big Bend, fishing a little, and exploring alot with the Bird.

Couldnt get anything going, so we dropped below the dam and basically did the same thing. They are getting some fish in the fast water,(when they run) but not much for size.

The night bite on the rip rap below Big Bend, should be heating up very quickly.

Water temp was 64 on both lakes.

Not much water left in LFC right now, and probably going to get a little worse still.

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Group of us from town are contemplating a long weekend at either Gettysburg (heard it's dead there) or trucking up to Mobridge next weekend.

I'm beyond having the itch and I didn't get my boat sold, so I might as well use it!!

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Did you go?

Getting cold feet about this weekend. Probably going to East River archery hunt instead of fishing the river.

R

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Nope, haven't gone yet. MoRest says the fishing is slow yet, so we're gonna wait until late October to make a run out there.

Might head to Park Rapids, MN this weekend for some fishing though. Hesitant to drive 6 hours to sit in the rain all weekend though.....

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Buddies came home with their tails between their legs. No fish, high wind, cold, and rain. Sorry I missed it. grin

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Red: Any new updates? Might take a day off Friday and make a power trip somewhere....

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Red: Any new updates? Might take a day off Friday and make a power trip somewhere....

FISHING INFORMATION

Lake Oahe

The bite is slow in the Pollock area, with anglers using crankbaits and live bait. Weather should be a bit cooler all this week. Most anglers are pulling plugs in 15-20 feet of water, depending on the day. Shore fishing is getting better as the water cools. Catfish are biting well in this area.

At Mobridge they are getting an occasional limit, but mostly 2-3 per boat. Anglers are catching fish on crankbaits and crawlers in 10-25 feet. The water is slowly cooling down so fishing should improve in a couple weeks. Fish are being caught at Indian Creek, Moose Flat and the bridges. Also between the WEB water intake and Walth Bay, and further south.

Fishing at Akaska is slower with anglers working hard to get limits. But, people are still catching fish! Plugs and crawlers are working the best for bait in the 20-30 foot mark.

Fishing has slowed in the Gettysburg area and it will take a bit more work to get those fish to bite. Walleye are being caught in around the 20 foot depth pulling plugs and some anglers using live bait. Salmon are also being caught.

Lake Oahe (Lower end)

On the lower end of Oahe, the areas at the mouth of the Cheyenne River, at Little Bend and at Bush’s Landing have been fair for walleye. Anglers are fishing in 25-40 feet, mainly with live bait with a few anglers using plugs. The Spring Creek area has been slow with most fish being caught on live bait in 25-35 feet. Fishing for Chinook salmon on the face of the Oahe Dam has been fair with anglers long-lining with deep diving plugs. Divers are still taking fish and seeing huge numbers of walleye on the south end of Lake Oahe.

Lake Sharpe

Fishing has been fair to good on Lake Sharpe, with the fishing being different every day. With a little colder weather fishing will be more consistent. The walleye limit is four fish daily, with no more than one fish over 20 inches

Lake Francis Case

On Lake Francis Case fishing has also slowed, with walleye being caught from Chamberlain to the Dam. Crawlers seem to work the best.

The walleye bite has been good in the Platte Creek area, but you have to work to get that limit. Best fishing is south of the Platte/Winner bridge – in the Platte Creek/Wheeler area. Anglers are using crawlers and crankbaits.

In the Pickstown area, walleye fishing up on the lake has been poor from South Shore to Whetstone Bay. The lake is way down. Water temps are still in the low 70s. Catfish are biting fair above and below the dam.

Lewis & Clark Lake

On Lewis & Clark Lake the walleye are starting to go in the 8-15 foot depth and white bass are being caught. Catfish are being caught on night crawlers and stink bait. On the Missouri River section they are catching walleye, with limits coming in. Fish are in the 5-8 lb. range, hitting on minnows with jigs and white twister tails. Or, anglers pulling # 4 & 5 Smokey Joe Salmos. Drum are being caught on night crawlers. On Lake Yankton they are catching crappies. Large-mouth bass are hitting in the early morning with anglers using top water lures if it’s calm.

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Heading to Mobridge on Wednesday afternoon and fishing Thursday, Friday, and part of Saturday.

Anyone been out lately? I'll report when I get back..

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Well home following a very humbling 2 days of fishing. Weather was absolutely fantastic. I had a total of 5 bites in 2 days and only caught one 16" saugeye. Friend in the boat did catch a 22.75" 4.5# walleye. Other guy in the boat had 0 walleye and 2 crappies.

Other boat in our group caught 7 walleyes and 11 crappies over 2 days (3 guys).

Very frustrating trip...

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Skis, My brother and I were there about the same time as you were. We drove to Mobridge on Sunday when we had the big wind. Monday it was cold and we didn't catch anything. Tues,Wed and Thurs we had great luck and the only thing that kept us from limiting all three days was that we had trouble finding fish under 20". Our largest eye was 26" and the smallest one was 16 1/2". We drove home on Fri.

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Where did you find fish? We started at the railroad bridges and worked north from there...

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We fished the shoreline on the downriver side of Dead Man's Bay, Prairiedog Town and the Blue Blanket area. We figured that most people would be around the old railroad grade and stayed away because we were fishing with cranks.

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