Some real big wind blew in over the weekend and it really shut the bite down both on the river (Sharpe) and on Oahe. I took a few days off then guided repeat customers George and Jeff Thomas who were on there way to Wyoming to do an annual hunting trip. It was a really tough bite both places and they did manage to get some walleye, catfish, white bass and smallmouth (One a 21 inch 5lb plus fish), but compared to their last trip here it was not as good.

I think the bite was off due to the big winds that blew for two days and expect things to straighten up over the next few days. George and Jeff are a couple of great guys and hopefully they will have a great hunt next week.

Crawlers are still going but minnows are working, too, so using either will produce fish. I think minnows are better for the bass. Ten FOW or less on Sharpe and 20 to 35 FOW on Oahe is where we put the baits.

Kent “Hutch” Hutcheson
Hutch’s Guide Service
(605) 220-2844