I have been fishing on Lake Sharpe hard the past 2 weeks and I am seeing some really nice 15 to 17 inch Walleyes right now. The bite is nothing fast but at the end of the day you will have a nice bag of Walleyes and Smallmouth. The bite around Pierre has slowed up but you can still find some fish if you are patient. My best bite there was on the current breaks in 12 foot of water. Jigs / minnows. My main bite has been further downriver from the Degray corner thru Joe Creek and West Bend. Using bouncers and live bait rigs in 10 to 20 foot, pitching jigs up shallow in 4 to 9 foot and longlining crankbaits in 6 to 12 foot. Its all working for me right now it seems like. Both the Walleyes and Smallmouth look really fat and healthy. I have been getting my Smallmouth fairly shallow in 6 to 12 foot on jigs / power bait and crankbaits. See my Lake Sharpe photo gallery for some pix of this weeks Walleye and Smallmouth limits. I have a good to great bite going right now and with the great weather forecast for next week I think the bite will just keep getting better and better and its good right now. Fun
There is some Pike and Catfish action to be had in the bays and in the back of the Cheyenne but not much for Walleyes yet. There are a few Walleyes being taken pitching jigs up shallow here and there but no consistant bite yet. I am thinking mid to late May the Walleye bite should really take off in the Cheyenne. Looking forward to that. No news on Salmon yet.
The bite has really taken off for me in the past week or 2 and I am getting some really nice limits of Walleyes and Smallmouth right now. This bite will only get better and better as the fish transition off of the spawn. Please come spend a day or two on the boat with me and enjoy some of the world class fishing this area has to offer. Thank you and good fishing!