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Thread: Anybody fish catfish on Oahe?
02-03-2011, 12:01 AM #1
Anybody fish catfish on Oahe?
I just moved to SD last year.I'm close to Swan Creek.I walleye fished the lake last summer.I recently got the catfish bug.Just wondering if any of you fish cats on the reservior?Bill
02-03-2011, 10:08 AM #2
02-03-2011, 11:36 AM #3
I've been researching the lake through data from fisheries.It seems to have a basically untapped channel catfish population.They list the amount of fishing pressure on the channel catfish as a trace.I'm going to "explore" the population this summer.Bill
03-05-2011, 01:31 AM #4
they are definiteley in there! trust me, we troll for walleyes with lindy rigs and catch quite a few of them. the whole missouri river system in your WONDERFUL state is full of them, i fish above and below big bend by ft thompson and when we target them we catch a ton of really nice channels up to 20 lbs. like the post before said NOBODY fishes for them. i dont know where swan creek is but if your close to the dam in may at big bend when the powerhouse aint running sometimes your bait wont hit bottom before you get bit.....
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03-22-2011, 08:21 PM #5
Swan Creek is half way berween the dam at Pierre and the North Dakota border
11-13-2011, 08:49 PM #6
i should have added that really it dont matter if its may or october, you can catch a ton of cats through out the whole system. me and two buddys were up in april by lower brule and the sonar was black with what we thought were shad but were channels and caught so many of them we couldnt keep count. id say we caught 100 a peice easy in a few hours between 5 and 25 lbs.
11-07-2012, 02:10 AM #7
My wife and I got into the channel cats off a point back up in the Moreau River last summer.They were up in shallow water.We had a blast.Bill