Fishing Lake Sharpe 2022
April and May I suggest fishing Lake Sharpe, Pierre - Fort Pierre, from the bridges down to West Bend, east of Pierre is a great place to be in May into June. Monster smallmouth bass in the mix with spawning walleye. I can't wait! With lodging and meals in Pierre, Lake Sharpe/West Bend is an experience to be had.
Lake Sharpe starts in Pierre at the Oahe Dam and it's actually a river that separates Fort Pierre and Pierre. Lake Sharpe goes all the way down to (Chamberlain or Big Bend dam).
Spawning typically takes place in April and/or May on Sharpe. The Fort Pierre bridge, bluffs, Farm Island, Antelope Creek, Fort George and another favorite place of mine to fish, West Bend. West Bend is a smallmouth bass haven. You're guaranteed in bringing in some toads wihile throwing eyes in the box. Plain hooks, jigs, spinners, crank baits - it almost always doesn't matter!
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Ice off came two weeks later this year than last year. I managed to squeeze in two outings to Lake Sharpe in the last two weeks. The males have moved in shallow - 6'-12' and the females are right behind them in that 12'-15' On windier days, fish as shallow as you can, as the males are milking and the spawning is taking place on Lake Sharpe. The bite will only get better in May and June.