South Dakota Panfishing
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My Dad and I guiding together on July 26, 2005
I recently took a group of 12 from Special Journeys, based out of Omaha, NE, panfishing. We spent 3 days catching bluegill and large-mouth bass. I am able to make any accommodations necessary.
Corey and Kai Friesen on Lake Oahe, after netting a 7 lb walleye. Nice fish, Kai!
Lake Thompson - 2013
Michael, father and nephew with a nice limit of crappie, along with some perch. The crappie population on Lake Thompson has really flourished in the last 3 years.
Chad McKenzie, Canton SD, and I got on the post-spawn bite on Lake Thompson - 2012. Nice pike and walleye.
What a great day I had with Mark Gugenhan and his wonderful family, from Nebraska, while fishing with them on Lake Oahe on the 14th of July, 2006. Brought in a nice stringer of healthy Walleye but had the thrill of at least seeing a 20 pound Pike at the boat!
Variety Day on Lake Thompson - Summer 2013
Species included pike, walleye, perch and 4 limits of crappie. The number of 12 inch crappie are in abundance, with some 14-16 inchers being reported.
Phil Thyer and best buddy, both having double-header days on walleye and small-mouth bass on Lake Oahe.
Friends Brian and Nate and I had a nice day on Lake Thompson - walleye.
This 14 lb. Northern pike came off Lake Thompson while chasing walleye and crappie. With the crappie population soaring, so has the pike population.
Kaiser group, June 2006, on Lake Oahe.
Great catch of some 'eyes and cats.
Lake Thompson jumbo perch are another species to be had.
On October 27 of 2006, I had the privilege and honor of taking Ron Schara, of Minnesota Bound Outdoors, out on Lake Sharpe for a couple hours.
He was filming a fall pheasant and walleye television show . On the 26th he was in Winner, SD filming a pheasant hunt. On the 27th, he and his cameraman jumped in my boat and we caught and released a few walleye. The show was aired this last November of 2007.