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2016 South Dakota Fishing Report – Fall bite

2016 Fall Fishing Bite I've only had a few outings in the last couple months due to my other side business, ABA Welding, taking off. I've been finding fish on the east, southeast side of Lake Thompson, on or near the humps or around a treeline. In 10'-16' I've been finding walleye and perch. In…
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South Dakota Lake Thompson Fishing Report – August 12-14

Lake Thompson Fishing Report August 12-14, I had the pleasure guiding Mr. John Sparrgrove and his son, Travis on Lake Thompson while family members enjoyed the sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder, in DeSmet, South Dakota. August 14 with a variety of species - walleye, pike, perch, crappie and white bass. Lake Thompson Fishing Report -…
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Lake Thompson and Oahe South Dakota Fishing Report – July 18

Lake Thompson, SD Fishing Midwest, Mid-summer Fishing July 16 my wife, Kia and I fished Lake Thompson for the afternoon and had a steak at a local steakhouse. There was a cold front with north winds from 10-15 mph. Fishing the south end of the lake, we caught these crappie and walleye and missed a…
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Lake Thompson June 23 2016

Jess Jorgensen and I pre-fished Thompson. Caught some 16"-22" walleye in 12' water with spinners and crawler. Crappie and perch taking plain hook and minnow. Jess Jorgensen, along with 3 other guides helped me with a large group from Nebraska. Special Journeys is a repeat client of mine, the first time was fishing Lake Menno…
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South Dakota Fishing Report – June 2016 – NEW

Lake Oahe The bite on Oahe has taken off. Long-time friend Kenny Glanzer and his friend fished Sutton's Bay with a plain hook and crawler in 10'-12' of water. The bite can be had on Oahe anywhere from Whitlock's down to Bush's and Okoboji creek is doing very well. The bite on Oahe should stay…
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SD Walleye Fishing Report Lake Sharpe (West Bend) May 6-7, 2016

May 7 SD Walleye Fishing Report Kenny Glanzer from SD joined Chuck and I at West Bend on our second day. We missed many in the process, coming in with one short of our limit. A very light bite, again the bite will only get better. I still have available dates. [caption id="attachment_757" align="aligncenter" width="604"]…
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DON’T MISS Fishing Photo Galleries

Be sure not to miss the great photo galleries of each lake. Click on the navigation bar and click on Lake Oahe Photo Gallery, Lake Thompson Photo Gallery, Lake Sharpe Photo Gallery or Lake Marindahl Photo Gallery.
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April 22, 2016 Spring fishing report

Spring bite on Lake Thompson I had my first trip up to Lake Thompson with my boat this year for a one day outing this last Friday, April 22. I was fishing with Chuck Jansen from Minnesota and Corey Kiepke from South Dakota. We presented Lindy rigs in 13'-15' water, working submerged sandbars and stock…
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Pre and post spawn bite

Fishing open water anytime, is a good time. But there's something special and great about fishing the pre and post-spawn bite. Not only is the adrenaline running for spring fishing and getting geared up, but fish are easy targets in shallow waters. Near inlets/outlets, any running current, and sandy/wooded areas are prime locations. Lake Oahe…
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What’s new on Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson is still producing a large number of fish in a variety of species. I've been fishing this lake since early 1990's, and I've never been disappointed. It's a big lake with lots of structure.   As you can see up above, you never know what your gonna get while chasing walleye. I LOVE IT!…
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