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Lake Oahe

SD (Dewey, Haakon, Hughes, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Walworth, Ziebach)

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Current Season

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Your Species

Late Summer Styles

These are the styles that are relevant to your species in this season:

  • Bobber
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details


What you need to know about fishing Lake Oahe

While being the northernmost part of the Missouri River, Lake Oahe is a deep, and clear body of water. This makes this lake a great fishing and boating lake. The most common species targeted include Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, and White Bass. Walleye is the most common of all the fish targeted with many tournaments being held each year. Successful tactics tend to be dragging a live minnow or trolling crankbaits along wind blown shorelines. Once a school of fish is located, slowing down and vertically jigging and casting jigs can be used to pick apart the school and maximize the number of fish caught. Recently, Smallmouth Bass have been gaining popularity and Lake Oahe was home to the Bassmaster Elite Series in the summer of 2018. These smallmouth are caught using a dropshot or small swimbait fished around isolated boulders that schools of fish would congregate on.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

728.47 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Northern Pike, White Bass

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    Relevant Gear For You

    Omnia Recommendations

    Omnia’s custom recommendation engine matches products, styles, seasons, species, and this specific waterbody’s attributes and the selections you’ve made about how you fish this lake.

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    BobberBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingIce Fishing JigsIce Fishing SpoonsJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterTrolling DeepTrolling Mid DepthTrolling ShallowVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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