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Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/06/2007 10:39 PM | Reply #61 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/29/2005
Location: SD
I personally have not been out yet, but today was told by a reliable source that some salmon are showing up around Smith's and Randy's at Whitlocks bay. It sounds like walleye fisherman have been inadvertently picking up a few. I don't know how shallow they have moved, but it appears some have moved north at least. I have a friend going out this weekend so will post additional info upon his return.
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/07/2007 1:50 PM | Reply #62 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/03/2007
Location: SD
Does anyone out there have any knowledge about Salmon fishing this time of the year at or near the mouth of the Cheyenne River?????locations, depths, speeds, tackle, etc. Anything you can tell me will be helpful. Thanks!!!!!!
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/08/2007 2:09 PM | Reply #63 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/30/2005
Location: ND
What type and color crank baits dao you use for shallow salmon?
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/12/2007 7:59 PM | Reply #64 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/29/2005
Location: SD
When I used to troll in a boat in shallow water, I typically used husky jerks #9, Jr. Thunder sticks, etc., You want to get it down some but typically we stayed off the bottom several feet as salmon eyes are positioned to look up. If trolling, long line, 150'minimum.
When fishing from shore or a boat, spoons also work very good, Mepp's spinners, what ever you have confidence in. I almost entirely fish from shore. Salmon fishing in the fall isn't as hard as what people make it out to be.
I like "green" on about everything I troll or toss, others like red, blue, gold/orange, you name it.
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/16/2007 6:41 PM | Reply #65 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: SD
fished whitlocks friday caught four in three hours afternoon bite. sat. fished all morning couple eyes and skipjack,afternoon picked up two in two hours,all but one on wally divers,tried casting spoons in morning and night no luck,i think the average fish to boat was probably1.25 a day
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/18/2007 08:20 AM | Reply #66 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/30/2005
Location: ND
We fished Fri-Sun at witlocks a lot of hours. Six salmon, 8 walleye, 3 cats and 6 small mouth the salmon were caught on reefruners and one from shore on a spoon.It was the first salmon my Buddie and I ever caught. What a blast when you do get one but a long wait in between.
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/21/2007 07:48 AM | Reply #67 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/29/2005
Location: SD
Was at Whitlocks on Sept. 20. Casted from shore with krocodile spoons, (orange and gold) and had a pretty good very early bite prior to sunrise with four salmon for two fisherman. Got another salmon at about 9:00 A.M. Then the sun came out and wind went down stopping the action. The fish were in very good shape and I only see better to come in the next week or so. Catch included two jacks (4-5 lbs.) and three fish 8.5" - 11 lbs.
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/24/2007 3:12 PM | Reply #68 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/08/2007
Location: SD
Are the salmon still striking lures,or do you have to catch them accidently?
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/25/2007 08:51 AM | Reply #69 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/29/2005
Location: SD
lightning: The salmon are hitting spoons, spinners, and stickbaits. Was up at Oahe on Sunday night, Monday morning. Weather was miserable with heat and rain on Sunday night and then wind Monday morning after 9:00. Only hooked up to four fish, landed two. It appears that the peak won't happen for about 10 days. The fish are in great shape however.
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/25/2007 1:05 PM | Reply #70 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/25/2007
Location: SD
Where from shore is everyone catching salmon.......west or east whitlocks or down by south whitlocks. I was out there last weekend and saw people at all three places but not many caught. Any help would be great.
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 09/30/2007 05:25 AM | Reply #71 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/04/2006
Location: SD
best way to catch spawing salmon is to float spawn sacs where they are cruising the shoreline. you need to be extremely quiet. when salmon go into spawn phase they no longer feed .they are highly territorial, they strike to kill thats why casting lures from shore works well. one of my best lures is a rattletrap.back to spawn sacs because they will not always hit lures but it instinct for them to grab floating spawn sacs to take back to the nest.hope this helps some of you .
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 10/09/2007 9:17 PM | Reply #72 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/29/2005
Location: SD
Fished down below South Whitlock Resort on 10/7/07. The weather early was windy and pretty miserable. Found fish very shallow along the volunteer trees extending out in the water. Was very tough fishing as many were lost due to not being able to play them out in fear of losing them in all the "junk". Had a great time however and ended up with a limit, but lost at least three times that many!!!! The fish are starting to show color so if you want to chase salmon from shore, you had better make plans soon!
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 04/25/2008 11:29 PM | Reply #73 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/09/2008
Location: MN
Is there any salmon action in early june on oahe?? I have a tournament on june 7th in chamberlin and wanted to run up to pierre on sunday if possible. thanks
Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 05/12/2008 06:54 AM | Reply #74 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I'm not going to say they don't bite at that time, but than again, I don' t fish for them.  I don't think that time of year is the best time to go after them.  I think it's more in September and later?  Can anyone else confirm that?

Re: Oahe Salmon Fishing
by on 05/15/2008 10:56 AM | Reply #75 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/09/2008
Location: MN
Thank you Anyone else?
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Posted On: 08/02/2006 7:23 PM
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