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October 8, 2013 • Page 17 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Fishing and Hunting Report September 30, 2013 Fall is here and the weather is beautiful. Reminder!! Pheasant Hunting starts the third Saturday in October. Why come to SD hunting? Here is what we hear: There is no place like SD; Amazingly nice people; wild birds and great preserves; paradise for my hunting dogs; wonderful time with friends and/or family; beautiful and peaceful. Is it always perfect hunting – probably not – but we can guarantee great fun, great people, and great memories! Get ready for the fall fishing – it promises to be awesome! A reminder on the Lake Oahe fishing regs – you can take eight a day and 24 in possession. For regulations on size and regulations on the other lakes please check the Game, Fish & Parks Fishing Regulations book. *A quick note: We've changed our name to South Dakota Missouri River Tourism. Please pop over and Like our new Facebook page – for up-todate reports from our businesses and the area. Lake Oahe In the Pollock area fishing is slower and the fish are going deeper until the water cools down. Anglers are catching fish in 15 -30 feet of water and most are using crawlers. At Mobridge, fishing is really good north of town and it’s very consistent. Anglers are fishing in 10-15 feet using spinners/crawlers and some using bottom bouncers. Crankbaits are starting to work here also – with a few anglers picking up fish on minnows. At Akaska fishing is good but you have to work for the fish and anglers are not finding a lot of numbers. The water will start cooling shortly. Anglers are using spinners with crawlers in around 20-35 feet. Some anglers are pulling plugs and catching bigger fish. At Gettysburg fishing has been steady in spite of the wind. Depth can be anywhere from 10-25 feet – you have to look for where the fish are at. They Dakota Taxidermy and Wild Game Processing are seeing a lot of smaller fish, but bigger fish are being pulled in also. Anglers are pulling plugs. Fall fishing should start in force shortly Around the Spring Creek / Cow Creek area fishing is going well in around 5-35 feet. There were some limitations this weekend because of the wind. Best areas seem to be from the Oahe Dam to the Cheyenne, around Minneconjou and the Tall Prairie Chicken area. Anglers are using jigs and minnows or chubs or spinners and Lindy rigs with crawlers. Some anglers are catching salmon on the face of the Oahe Dam with plugs. Lake Sharpe Fishing on Lake Sharpe is good from the Oahe Dam to Pierre and Fort Pierre and down to the De Grey and Fort George areas. The most traffic right now is between Antelope Creek and the Twin Bridge area. Anglers are fishing in 6-13 feet using spinners or Lindys and crawlers, jigs and minnows. Some anglers are pulling plugs when floating weeds aren’t present. The tailrace at the Oahe Dam is excellent at night for walleye and catfish. Fishing has also been fairly good in the Lower Brule and Iron Nation area also. The fishing is only going to get better on Sharpe as the water cools. Francis Case Around Chamberlain , on Francis Case the bite has slowed in the Chamberlain area but anglers are still catching fish. It’s the time of year that the bite can be spotty sometimes and you have to look for the fish. Anglers are using crawlers and some pulling plugs. Most anglers are fishing in the 10-30 foot depths. The area from Kiowa to Big Bend Dam is still going well and also from Chamberlain south. In the Platte area the bite has slowed and you have to work to get limits. Anglers are pulling plugs and using live bait in around 15-35 feet. Fall fishing will start when the water cools a bit. The fish are looking very healthy and the fall fishing is going to be excellent! At the Pickstown Wagner – Lake Andes area fishing has slowed a bit. The water temperature needs to cool off a bit and the fall bite should be great. The water level is good and that helps the fishing. Anglers are fishing in anywhere from 4-40 feet depths. You have to look for the fish and there are lots of little ones – so it’s fun fishing, you just can’t keep them all. It’s slowly turning to a minnow bite. The areas from White swan to South Wheeler are going the best right now. Also, northern are still being pulled in! Pease Creek has a new fish cleaning station and a new RV dumping site – great new additions. Fall fishing is slow getting going but it should be very good! Below the Fort Randall Dam anglers are catching some fish, but it depends on the release of water. Catfish have been biting •Affordable Prices •Professional Service •Quality Mounts Big Game Processing Forget the rest... ride with the best! YANKTON M OTORSPORTS 4306 W. 8th St. • Yankton, SD (605) 665-3500 Yankton’s Place for Full Service on All Makes & Models! www.yanktonmotorsports.com •Deer•Elk•Antelope We do one deer at a time to ensure you get your own deer back. Includes all game bonedout, cut and wrapped and frozen to your order. “Where the Buck Stops and the Hunter Shops! Dakota Archery & Outdoor Sports 2305 E. Hwy. 50, Yankton, SD • 665-8340 Open Every Night Till 9 p.m. Like Us On Facebook! really well here. Again, watch for the elk on the west shore – we’ve had reports of boaters spotting them! In the Yankton area on the Missouri River the summer hot weather means catfish below the dam. This may be the best year ever for catfish. Anglers are using chubs, crawlers, crawdads, or prepared baits to cat the catfish and drum. A few white bass and walleye are still being taken on jigs and minnows early or late in the day by the fast water. Lewis & Clark Lake – The lake is always tough this time of year with the hot weather we are having, but anglers on the west end of the lake and in the shoots by Springfield are picking up a few walleye. Small mouth and catfish are doing good where the water is cooler. Soon the fall migration begins and the fish will be moving into the main lake in deep water. Lake Yankton – A few large mouth and catfish are being caught yet on crawlers or minnows. *Please remember that the fishing conditions on the Missouri River change constantly and this report is simply a guideline – a snapshot in time. We suggest you call one of our members listed below to see what is happening the day you are venturing up here. That way you’ll be assured of a great trip!* For more information and up-to-the-minute reports on fishing Lake Oahe, please call West Pollock Resort, 605-8892448; Kemnitz MoRest Motel in Mobridge at 605845-3668. At Akaska call Akaska Bait Shop at 605649-7847. Call Bob’s Resort at 605-765-2500 or South Whitlock Resort at 605-765-9762 in Gettysburg. On the lower end of Lake Oahe, Outpost Lodge at 605-264-5450 and Lake Oahe/Lake Sharpe call Carl’s Bait Shop at 605-223-9453. On Lake Francis Case, contact Cedar Shore Resort at 605-7346376 or Platte Chamber of Commerce at 888-2978175 and Circle H Motel in Lake Andes at 605-4877652. * Great Lakes provides a weekly fishing report from April through October. Triple T Hunting Adventures Lynch, NE www.triplethunt.com Offering Pheasant Hunts Early “Bird” Rate: *Limit of 5 Birds Per Hunter * Receive a home cooked meal * Birds cleaned & packaged for travel * Includes guide and dog ALL For $180 Our hunts are conducted on a Controlled Shooting Area... All Nebraska hunting rules apply. Out of state hunters must have a Nebraska Habitat Stamp and pay an additional $13 for a license. Hunts may be booked from October 1st through December 31st, 2013. Other packages are available upon request. Contact Tom Allen: (402) 388-4366 or go to www.triplethunt.com
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