Missouri River/Lake Oahe Fishing Report- Sept 14th, 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

September 15, 2018

Its getting closer and closer to Rocktober!! The walleyes are beginning to make their move back up the Might Mo with fish showing up pretty much all over the system from the way southern stretches of Lake Oahe to the far north reaches of the Missouri River and even up into the Tailrace below Garrison. Lots of activity now on Oahe with the Prarie Knights Casino Cup Walleye Tournament set to take place September 22nd. Your seeing guys do all sorts of things right now. Jig raps, crank baits, bottom bouncers, jigs and minnows are all catching fish right now. We are experiencing a lot more current and higher water down south with reservoir trying to lower the water to get it to a storage capacity comfortable for what could happen with mountain snowpack. The fish are moving around a lot and it a chasing game to stay on them. Obviously things get easier once they move into the northern stretches later in the fall. The fish are also eating just about every form of forage imaginable. I’ve cleaned a lot of fish this week and I have found white bass, crappies, fat head minnows, smelt, bullheads, and drum. I will say I’ve seen more smelt this fall which is a great sign for things to come. No particular depth seems to be better but the old river channel is for sure the primary area the fish seem to be congregating along the edges and in the trees. Be prepared to lose a bunch of tackle fishing this way! I’m excited for each passing day on the River System. Remember I’m offering a discounted rate to fish the Robert stretch and or Oahe up until October 31st! I am scheduled to guide on Sakakawea the next 5 days so I’ll be posting fishing reports from there! I will also be back down on Oahe later in the week for the Casino tournament. #mikepelusooutdoors

 

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