"Fishing Report - Upper Lake Sharpe & Lower to Mid Lake Oahe"22 June 2006
Lake SharpeThe bite on Sharpe should continue throughout the summer and fall now.
Lake OaheFrom what I understand the bite above Bush's Landing is still quite good. I have been doing most of my fishing downstream from Bush's to the mouth of the Cheyenne River. I am finding that most of the fish are coming in best on night crawlers, either with spinner or simply a plain hook and bead. Windy days moves me a bit shallower. I have been concentrating in the 12 to 22 foot range of water and limits here lately are coming in early in the day. It is getting more and more typical of the late June and July bite on Oahe. Lots of fish caught quickly. Back on the 12th of June I guided Wes Updike and his son Bob, and son in law Bob. Our fishing was a bit of a challenge this day but we did end up with 7 Walleye keepers, releasing a few fish in the 14 inch class. Our biggest fish was between 20 and 21 inches in length.
On the 13th through the 15th I guided for the Schmidt group out of Shakopee, MN. The first day was fantastic with a nice limit of Walleye with the largest measuring in at 22 inches.
We went out on the 14th in some big winds (35 - 45 mph). Boat control was really tough, but we did manage a couple of fish before we decided to come in, leaving fingernail marks in the dash.
Back out we went on the 15th and it was another great day. Another nice limit of fish in with the largest measuring in at 22 inches. One of the best reasons to book a multiple day trip out to Oahe is that one never knows when the wind will come up to make fishing either impossible or more so dangerous.
On the 16th and 17th I fished with the Schall group. What a great pair of days. We filled, each day with no problem and each day we had some overall very nice sized fish. The large each day was around 23 inches. Great job fellows and I hope to see you again.
The 18th and 19th of June found me fishing with Jack Kaiser, from Wisconsin, together with his son Max, and Steve and his son Mike. Cody helped with the guiding chores with Steve and Mike. On the 18th both boats had filled about noon and headed in. Large Walleye on that day was right at 21 inches.
Then on the 19th after filling again with a nice limit of Walleye up to 23 inches, we went back in one of the major creeks and fished for Catfish. We caught about 18 nice Channel cats with those in the picture weighing in at 8 pounds, a couple of 5's and a couple of 4 pound cats. It was a great trip and I really enjoy the father/son outings.
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