the channels are biting pretty good in the pierre area down to west bend. catching a lot in the 2-5 lb range, I caught one that was 30"/14.5lb last friday. anyone want to go fishing in the pierre area let me know, will take you out if I'm going or point you in the right direction. I am the sporting goods dept mngr at Dakotamart in Pierre. Pierre is in the middle of SD right on the Missouri River. The Oahe Dam which creates the Oahe Lake is only 4 mi from Pierre. We are in the middle of the best hunting and fishing in the country. You can shoot whitetails, muledeer, antelope, sharptail grouse,prairie chickens, waterfowl and of course pheasants all with in a few minutes of town. anyone want to come and fish or hunt give me an email and we can set something up. will trade hunts for blue cat fishing in Missouri, we don't have blues in the Pierre area.